Martin Flynn's Mansion and Barn at Living History Farms’ was constructed by Martin and Ellen Flynn in the early 1870s. Martin Flynn, like many men in 1870, made his initial fortune in railroad construction.
Norman Ernest Borlaug was born March 24, 1914, on his grandparents' farm 11 miles southwest of Cresco. Norman Borlaug's scientific mind and hard work have saved millions of people around the world from starvation. Many say that no single person has done as much as he has to alleviate hunger.