Iowa offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs made his mark on Mount Vernon. Many in town made their mark on him, too. Wirfs and his mother, Sarah, took The Gazette on a tour of his hometown, revisiting scenes around what essentially is the one square mile where he grew up. This story is a little about what can hold you back. This is mostly about what moves you forward.


Corps of Engineers' warnings were accurate

After the floods of 1961, the Army Corps of Engineers came up with some predictions of how bad flooding could get in Cedar Rapids. This was released in 1967:

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