Keokuk, Iowa – where I grew up and my memories…


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3 thoughts on “Keokuk, Iowa

    1. I basically limited my short essay on famous Keokuk people, generally if they were born in Keokuk or lived there quite a while.
      It has been reported that Marion Mitchell Morrison AKA John Wayne, THE DUKE, did live in Keokuk for very short time while his father worked at a pharmacy on Main St.

      It appears he attended kindergarten for a couple months while living here.

      Now here is the rub… I tried to use Wikipedia for all of my research and in doing so Wikipedia never mentioned in Wayne’s bio that he lived anywhere in
      Iowa other than Winterset, Iowa… Wayne’s official bio mentions Earlham, Iowa ‘and several other small towns in Iowa’, but doesn’t mention Keokuk specifically .

      I have seen articles claiming he lived in Keokuk, and photos too, and these look like the real thing, I just did not want to put something out there that wasn’t the truth…

      But… for the sake of argument, I will add Wayne to my list of famous folks who lived in Keokuk. But… with the caveat that it is still unproven, although documents and photos exist that confirm that he did.

      Thanks for the comment !!!


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