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

Springville Quarry - May 1992

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Springville Quarry — May 1992

Calvin Paupe
Steve Yerington
Gary Duggan's rig

Photos by John R. St. John