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... high points. He was a one term Republican who was never given the opportunity to utilize his highly developed organizational and problem solving skills. Not long into his presidency, the financial collapse of the country's financial markets caused our country to spiral into the Great Depression of the 20th century. It didn't matter who was president when that occurred, because whoever it was...was going to lose. There was ...
... was declared to be Iowa's first military headquarters just before the Civil War by Governor Samuel J. Kirkwood. In November 1865, the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home was opened in Davenport to take in children left orphaned by the Civil War. In 1895, the city hall was built, and in 1897, the first chiropractic school in the world, Palmer Chiropractic College was ...
... by bison in 1983, and two people by bears in 1984 and 1986." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_b ison
Tonight we are staying at a Pilot Travel Centre, which means basically that we pull into a parking lot along with many big trucks and some other RVs and have available to us 24 hr washrooms etc. They even offer showers for $5 a piece. Intriguing for a budget minded Dutch girl like me!
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Today, we are two days from home. We've traveled from Sioux Falls to Davenport. We had planned to stop at the Iowa State Fair but the weather was ****** so I researched things to do in Omaha and found the zoo. Now, normally we don't do zoos unless they are unique. This one seemed unique and didn't disappoint. They have a Desert Dome indoor with a desert exhibit and a nocturnal animals cave and swamp exhibit below the desert. ...
- It took 3 hours to get here.
- I learned about the natives who lived here.
- The Sauk tribe.
- Their leader was named Blackhawk, which is why they named it that.
- I really loved the experience because I got to see their tools and how they lived and it really gives you appreciation for how comfortably we live now.
- We filled up at a Shell before we got back at it.
- Gas Cost: $32.39