Reunion 2002, Burlington Iowa, June 19 through 23

 

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cartoon of a farmer with head shaped like the State of IowaPlan your vacation around the Reunion and visit other historic places and beautiful scenery the Upper Mississippi River has to offer before or after the Reunion.

Convention and Tourism Bureau of Burlington and West Burlington.

Burlington's Steamboat Days, the weekend before the Reunion.

Burlington Bees Baseball Club is a Class A minor league Kansas City Royals farm team Midwest League affiliate in Burlington.

Antique Stores in Burlington will be visited Saturday morning during the Reunion.

Grave of Chief Taimah (Tama), the Fox Indian Chief and friend of the early settlers in the Iowa Territory, is just five miles north of Burlington.

Amana Colonies, a National Historic Landmark tucked in the rolling hills of eastern Iowa with seven quaint villages, founded nearly 150 years ago. Seeking religious freedom, the early settlers of the Amanas left Germany in 1842, settling near Buffalo, New York. In 1855, the "Community of True Inspiration" moved west, forming their first village along the Iowa River. Eventually, 26,000 acres were purchased and six more villages settled. Their communal system was essentially unchanged for 89 years, one of the longest-lasting communal societies in the world. All land and buildings were owned by the community; families were assigned living quarters, and each person over school age worked at assigned tasks in the kitchens, fields, factories or shops.

Fort Madison, Iowa, incorporated by an act of the Territorial Legislature of Wisconsin in 1838 but the fort existed 1808-1813 and is the Midwest's oldest American military garrison on the upper Mississippi River. [ History ] [ Visitor's Bureau ]

Keokuk, Iowa, this city is at the confluence of the Des Moines and mississippi River. You can't get any further South and still be in Iowa. The city offers breathtaking views of the Mississippi and the largest power generating dam on the river. The city also has a national Civil War Re-enactment, Victoian charm and much more.

Ragbrai, cross-state bicycle ride July 21 - 27, 2002

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War local chapter meets the third Wednesday, which would be June 19, 2002.

Hannibal, Missouri, from the true stories about the boyhood of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known today as Mark Twain, to the intricate old-fashioned shops along the riverfront, Hannibal is a magical experience for individuals and families alike!

Galesburg, Illinois, boyhood home of Carl Sandburg

The Heritage Trust for Preservation and Restoration of Historic Burlington

Geode State Park, one of the most scenic and popular picnicking spots in southeast Iowa.

 

 

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