Keokuk Book Signing and Depot Open House

Hi, everyone. The Old Depot in Keokuk will be hosting an open house and book signing on Saturday morning. Details are below. Hope to see you there. From: The Keokuk Union Depot Foundation The Keokuk Union Depot has scheduled an open house for Saturday, February 28 from 9:00 am – Noon. St Louis author, Dean

By | 2015-12-03T01:05:31+00:00 February 26th, 2015|News|0 Comments


Mural celebrating 100th anniversary of completion of the hydroelectric dam Population (2010) 10,780 Introduction Keokuk is a fascinating place. Once an important river town and bustling community, Keokuk today is striding the line between obscurity and irrelevance. What happened? History The first European to move into the area was apparently Dr. Samuel C.

By | 2017-10-09T20:39:25+00:00 November 28th, 2014|Iowa|2 Comments

Destination of the Day: Keokuk Swing Bridge

Lock and dam 19 from the old swing bridge; Keokuk, IA This year marks the 100th anniversary of the completion of the dam and hydroelectric plant at Keokuk, and you all should plan on going there this weekend. (I'll have a separate post on the dam in a couple of days.) The plant

By | 2016-10-21T15:28:32+00:00 June 24th, 2013|Destination of the Day|0 Comments

From Slave to Emancipator

Keokuk, Iowa on the Mississippi River About 70 miles north of Hannibal, Missouri, the Mississippi floodplain is bisected by a five-mile wide valley carved by the Des Moines River. South of the river is the State of Missouri; north is Iowa. It's a scenic area but not especially remarkable. The Missouri side has

By | 2016-10-21T15:28:39+00:00 February 14th, 2013|Historical shorts|1 Comment