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.

PHOTOS: Steam engine Big Boy No. 4014 crosses Iowa

PHOTOS: Steam engine Big Boy No. 4014 crosses Iowa

Big Boy No. 4014 is the largest steam locomotive ever built and traveled from Clinton to Cedar Rapids on Tuesday. It travels on to Des Moines on Wednesday as part of a commemoration of the Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th anniversary.

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