The History of the Village of Mark

Early 1900’s photo of Hennepin Street, facing west.

Photo image donated by Jack and Barb Schmitz, Mark residents.



Editor’s Note:

If you were born and raised in Mark you are already familiar with the stories of Homecomings past. Some of the most dramatic stories surround ACE LILLARD and his “Circus of Death” Show.

Our parents have told us how the cars were “parked from Mark to Standard!”

Everyone came to Mark to attend the great Homecoming Celebration and to see Ace Lillard drive his car down the Mark dump! He also put on a 2-hour stunt show — ALL for 25 and 50 cents!!

CLICK on any of the videos below to view a portion of his DEATH-DEFYING STUNTS filmed in 1940!

The local women made homemade ravioli in preparation for the celebrations.