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A Showdown of Iowa’s Bravest in Our Own Backyard

Hills, IA: Johnson County Over the Mother’s Day weekend, team Goodvin decided to just stay put. Let’s chill and stay local and we’ll come up with some plans for the next road trip. And then we look out our kitchen window. We’re still the “new family” on our block and getting acquainted with the happenings that Hills,… Continue reading A Showdown of Iowa’s Bravest in Our Own Backyard

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All Roads Led to Keokuk-A Trip to One of Iowa’s Most Historic and Important Towns

Keokuk, IA and Donnellson, IA: Lee County (Our 10th County!) When professional baseball was getting warmed up, in the late 1800’s, they had teams in places like Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland, Boston……and Keokuk. When the country was thrown into a brutal civil war, there needed to be strategic staging and training points for Union and Confederate soldiers awaiting… Continue reading All Roads Led to Keokuk-A Trip to One of Iowa’s Most Historic and Important Towns