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.
Dan Gable - Waterloo - Amateur wrestler, famous for having only lost one match in his entire Iowa State University collegiate career, and winning gold at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany, while not giving up a single point.
Loren James Shriver, was born Sept. 23, 1944, in Jefferson, Iowa. In early 1978, Shriver was chosen to be an astronaut, and after NASA candidate school, he became eligible for shuttle flights in 1979. He went on to make three shuttle flights, one as pilot and two as commander.
The late Sister Corita Kent, a Fort Dodge native and once the nation's best-known nun, won fame as a serigraph artist. Her bright, colorful silk-screen prints were the rage of the 1960s. She designed the United States' first "Love" postage stamp.