Camp Harlan Civil War historical marker – Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Senator James Harlan of Mt. Pleasant was instrumental in working with the the War Department to authorized a military training camp at Mount Pleasant in October of 1861. The first recruits began arriving that September at Camp Harlan, which was designated … [Read more...]

Burlington Railroad Drawbridge – Burlington, Iowa

In Burlington, Iowa there is a Burlington Northern Railroad Drawbridge crossing the Mississippi River into Illinois. This bridge is used everyday by the railroad. If you are interested in drawbridges this is one that you will want to sit on the banks … [Read more...]

Burlington Bees Baseball – Burlington, Iowa

Burlington Bees Baseball - Burlington, Iowa - The stadium was originally built in 1947, burned in 1971 and was rebuilt and reopened in 1973. In 2005 the stadium was renovated with the labor of volunteers. The Burlington Bees are a Class A minor league … [Read more...]

Bonaparte Historic Riverfront District – Bonaparte, Iowa

Bonaparte's National Historic Riverfront District offers a unique blend of yesterday's ambience, today's progress, and tomorrow's success. Bonaparte has been named the smallest Main Street Community in the United States and is one of just 5 winners in … [Read more...]

Bank Of Memories – Orient Iowa

This museum in Orient, Iowa houses displays relating the Mormon trek and its effect on local history. Additional area history information is also available. Visitors can look at a Mormon Trail sign, a replica handcart, and a mural depicting history along … [Read more...]

Aunty Green Hotel – Bonaparte, IA

Aunty Green Hotel - Bonaparte, IA Built in 1844 as the first brick home in Bonaparte this residence was converted to a hotel in 1855. The hotel was dicontinued in the 1960's. In 1971 restoration plans began and are still going forward, to get the … [Read more...]

Apple Tree Museum – Burlington, Iowa Closed

The Apple Tree Museum is no longer open. Apple Tree Museum - Burlington, Iowa is a general history museum of Des Moines County in Iowa. The picture is of the new museum location. The museum has been housed at 1616 Dill St. (Located in part of the … [Read more...]

24rd Annual Bald Eagle Appreciation Days – Keokuk, Iowa

24rd Annual Bald Eagle Appreciation Days - Keokuk, Iowa. View eagles in their natural habitat. Winter Home of the Largest Concentration of Bald Eagles on the Mississipppi River. If you enjoy the beauty and power of the Bald Eagle you will certainly … [Read more...]

1st Fridays Art Walk – Fairfield, Iowa

1st Fridays Art Walk in Fairfield, Iowa from 6:30 to 9:30 PM on the first Friday of every month of the year. The entire business community is open for viewing of the art. Each month, Fairfield’s art galleries and studios, including various shops … [Read more...]

“Medicine Eagle” Gathering of the People PowWow – Keokuk, Iowa

"Medicine Eagle" Gathering of the People PowWow - Keokuk, Iowa. All drums, dancers and public welcome. During Bald Eagle Days on January 19 - 20, 2008 there will be a PowWow for all to see. Even if you have never been to one, don't really … [Read more...]