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State: Iowa

Buffalo Bill Museum and Lone Star Steamer

William F. Cody, or “Buffalo Bill,” was born and raised in LeClaire, IA. An early career as a frontiersman and US Army Scout lead him to a flourishing late calling into showmanship with popular tours all throughout the United States and Europe. A paddlewheel, captain’s quarters, and a picturesque giant steering wheel mark some of the famous features of yesteryear’s steam-powered boats. And only LeClaire, IA holds the key to the nation’s single remaining wood-hulled steamboat built in the traditional “western rivers” style.

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    Robert Schiffke
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    199 Front Street
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    (563) 289-5580
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National Office Contact Information


National MRPC Office
PO Box 7395
Madison, WI 53707-7395


Toll Free: 866-763-8310
E-mail: [email protected]