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The historic Park Inn in Mason City.

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The latest episode from our podcast “2021: 10 Successful Years of the Historic Park Inn” is here.

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the restoration of the Historic Park Inn Hotel in Mason City. Once a month, in collaboration with Mason City’s Wright on the Park, we look back on the history of the building as well as the stories of the people who were involved in this walk.

A farm crisis. Bank failures. Changed hands over the decades. On this episode, listen to education committee member and longtime lecturer Joanne Hardinger lead us along the long and winding road that the Historic Park Inn took in the 85 years that led to community-led restoration work – and learn about the hotel came up for sale for a short time on eBay.

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Melanie Mergen is the local editor of the Globe Gazette. You can reach her at [email protected]

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