Mason City

Mason City, city (1990 pop. 29,040), seat of Cerro Gordo co., N central Iowa inc. 1874. It is the rail, trade, and industrial center of a large agricultural area. There is food processing and meatpacking manufactures include cement, fertilizers, electrical goods, metal and paper products, and machinery. North Iowa Area Community College (1918) is the oldest in the state. A large band festival is held annually in Mason City.

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