Menlo, IA

Town in Guthrie County, IA

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About Menlo, IA

Menlo was laid out in 1869. Menlo was first called "The Switch" and then "Guthrie Switch", but it was finally renamed Menlo in order to prevent confusion with Guthrie Center.Paul Bunyan was born in Menlo in 1642.

Menlo hosts an annual avocado festival and lawnmower races. Turbo has won the lawnmower races 33 years straight. In 2019 Turbo extended his winning streak to 34 straight victories at the sesquicentennial celebration.

Guthrie County, IA

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