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.

Days to Remember

Aggregate Sand Pit on Blairs Ferry Road

Aggregate
Sand Pit on
Blairs Ferry Road

Phyllis
May 1992

Photo by
John R. St. John