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Iowa
Boone
Mamie Dodd Eisenhower Birthplace
709 Carroll Street
Boone IA 50036
Phone  515 432-1896
Web Site  www.booneiowa.com/mamie/
Description
Type of Resource  House Museum
Primary Focus:  Famous People

Iowa
Burr Oak
Laura Ingalls Wilder Park & Museum
3603 236th Avenue
Burr Oak IA 52101
Phone 319 735-5916
Web Site http://www.lauraingallswilder.us/
E-mail mailto:museum@lauraingallswilder.us
Alt Web http://www.bluffcountry.com/liwbo.htm
Description home of "Little House on the Prairie" author from the age of 9 to 10, where her family ran hotel
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Famous People
New or Updated: 05/05/2003

Iowa
Clarinda
Glenn Miller Birthplace Society
122 West Garfield
Clarinda IA 51632
Phone 712 542-2461
Web Site http://www.glennmiller.org/
E-mail mailto:gmbs@clarinda.heartland.net
Description Birthplace of WW II era bandleader, restored to 1904 appearance
Type of Resource  History Related Organization
Primary Focus Famous People
Industry /Profession Music
New or Updated: 04/05/2003

  IA

  Council Bluffs

  Historic General Dodge House

  621 3rd St

  Council Bluffs  IA  51501    

  Phone  712 322-2406

  Web Site http://www.cbparksandrec.org/historical.asp?page=4

  Alt Web http://www.councilbluffsiowa.com/tourism/default.asp

  Description 14 room home of Civil War General & railroad builder Grenville Dodge

  Type of Resource  House Museum

  Primary Focus  Famous People

  Era  1869

  New or Updated:  6/28/2007

Iowa
Le Claire
Buffalo Bill Museum of Le Claire Iowa
200 North River Drive
Le Claire IA 52753
Phone 563 289-5580
Alt Phone 563 289-4989
Web Site http://www.buffalobillmuseumleclaire.com/
Alt Web http://www.leclaireiowa.org/
Description tribute to native son William Cody, museum includes wooden-hull sternwheel  steamboat Lone Star and history of the Mississippi River
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Famous People
Building Type Ship
New or Updated: 05/19/2003

  IA

  LeClaire

  Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead

  28050 230th Avenue

  LeClaire  IA

  Phone   563 225-2981

  Web Site  http://www.scottcountyiowa.com/conservation/buffalobill.php

  Description  childhood home of Buffalo Bill Cody, scout and showman, live buffalo

                    & long horn cattle

  Type of Resource  House Museum

  Primary Focus  Famous People

  Nature of Group or Site  Animals

  Era 1847

  New or Updated:  4/13/2006

Iowa
Mason City
Meredith Willson Boyhood Home
314 S Pennsylvania Avenue
Mason City IA 50401
Phone 515 424-0700
Alt Phone 515 421-7893
Web Site http://www.themusicmansquare.org/
Alt Web http://www.globegazette.com/sitepages/mktplace/willsonhome/willson.htm
Description where "The Music Man" composer grew up
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus Famous People
Owner/Operator: Mason City Foundation
New or Updated: 05/23/2003

Iowa
Mount Pleasant
Harlan-Lincoln Home
101 West Broad Street
Wesleyan College
Mount Pleasant IA
Phone
319 385-8021
Alt Phone 
319 385-6320
Web Site *****
Alt Web http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/sites/harlan.htm
Description Senator Harlan's daughter married Abraham Lincoln's son, house holds memorabilia of both families and the college
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People

Iowa
Princeton
Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead
28050 230th Avenue
Princeton IA 72748
Phone
563 225-2981
Web Site *****
Description childhood home of Buffalo Bill Cody, scout and showman
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People
Era 1847

  IA

  Wall Lake

  Andy Williams Birthplace

  Address

  Wall Lake  IA

  Phone

  Web Site  http://pionet.net/~setd/andy-williams/

  Description  restored birthplace of well-known singer

  Type of Resource   House Museum

  Primary Focus  Famous People

  Industry /Profession Music

  Owner/Operator:  Wall Lake Historical Society

  New or Updated: 1/5/2005

Iowa
Winterset
John Wayne Birthplace
216 South Second Street
Winterset IA 50273
Phone 515 462-1044
Web Site www.johnwaynebirthplace.org
Description 4 room house restored to time of actor's birth
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus: Famous People
Era 1907

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