July 20, 2010 / News

Discovered yearbook helps community remember popular music teacher

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Here’s an interesting article from the Fort Madison Daily Democrat in Iowa. A 1912 Lawrence College yearbook was recently discovered at a senior living facility in Fort Madison.

The yearbook belonged to Carl Nelson, one of the area’s more historical figures for the more than 30 years that he taught music and marching band in the Fort Madison public school system.

Nelson’s old yearbook has given the community a chance to fondly remember and honor the former educator. Now, those at the Kensington home where the yearbook was found are trying to track down Nelson’s family to rightfully give them the book.

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Marketing Automation Specialist for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 14 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.