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... 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 ...
... of it into larger and more showy digs, as rich people are wont to do. (He even avoids using a chauffeur and drives his own car.).
The ride through Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska and Iowa was fascinating. Dramatic scenery, mountains and cliffs of every description, changing slowly from desert crags to lush farmland.
We kept thinking about the early pioneers in their covered wagons, making the arduous journey west. ...
I think this may be my first time in Iowa though I'm thinking I may have driven through it in college. Regardless, this is definitely my first extended stay in Iowa and I loved it.
We were the featured show of the Circus Fans of America convention (at least I think that was the distinction) so around 100 folks from the convention were shuttled out to our 4:30pm show and sat ringside for it. We couldn’t have asked for a prettier spot to put on a couple of shows either: ...
... there. More great catching up! On Labour Day we headed for the border on the start of our return trip. Made it just past Bemidji to Walker, Minnesota, on Tuesday we made it as far as Winona, Minn., and then last night we arrived in Geneseo, Illinois. We have been following the Mississippi south and it has been a gorgeous drive. Amazing bluffs along the river and little towns tucked into narrow river ...
This is a catch up blog for this day so fairly short.
It was a long so called transit day ride from Cleveland in Ohio to Clinton in Iowa - a grand distance of 500 miles, mostly along the interstatewhere you can keep going at 75 mph.
We were doing well until a road closure followed by a missed turning took us through the middle of Chicago on a very hot Friday afternoon. 6 lanes of traffic all stacked up ...