ToadDate 0245.05.31.17-IA We stopped in Fort Dodge, Iowa today and took some time to visit the Fort Museum and Frontier Village. It was not exactly what we had expected: The original fort in the area was Fort Clarke, not Fort Dodge. But there was already a Fort Clark in Texas (slightly different spelling) so it … More Fort Dodge, Is It Real?
ToadDate 0244.05.30.17-IA We said our good-byes to Wisconsin and friends and went south to Quasqueton, Iowa. Go ahead and say that city’s name 3 times fast. We camped in a city park along the Wapsinpinicon River (another tongue twister for you) which runs through the town. The locals call it the Wapsi. For NBA fans … More Quasqueton
ToadDate 0235.05.21.17-IA Today we traveled to Dyersville, IA. At Dyersville, you will find the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier. A Catholic church gains the designation of basilica due to a special relationship with the Pope. This church was designated as a minor basilica in 1956 by special proclamation of Pope Pius XII in recognition of … More They Built It, So We Came
ToadDate 0234.05.20.17-IA In 1855, a group of German settlers arrived in Iowa to set up a religious commune that continued until 1932 ,when they set aside the communal life but continued in their religion. Today, you can visit their settlement which is called the Amana Colonies. There are 7 small towns that form the Amana … More Amana and Flyball Dogs