Oct 26, 2011

occupy keokuk

Like Memphis, Keokuk, Iowa is a Mississippi river town nestled in a tri-state area. It use to be a thriving working class town with lots of factories. They've mostly all closed now, although my husband’s Dad still works in one of the few remaining. It’s sad to see the repercussions of the extinction of American manufacturing. The population of Keokuk is dwindling and many buildings are empty. Despite this, the Iowa, Illinois, Missouri region is beautiful. There are lots of woods to romp around in close by. The river is wide and full with a massive lock and dam. The river roads are windy and tree lined, and the people keep on living.

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