Main Street Keokuk, Inc.’s, Walk of Fame planter project celebrates captains of industry, actors, writers, inventors, artists, and others that were born in, lived in, or had a significant connection to Keokuk. The Walk of Fame lines Main Street in downtown and is part of the Urban Trails of Keokuk* program.
The Walk of Fame project adds color and vibrancy to downtown. The plaques feature biographical sketches highlighting persons of fame and their connection to Keokuk.
Annie Wittenmyer, Civil War Nurse
Burnham and Root,Architects
Charlotta Pyles, Slave to Emancipator
Chief Keokuk, Fox and Sauk Chief
Conrad Nagel, Actor
Howell and Clark, Newspapermen
Hugh Lincoln Cooper, Engineer
John Wayne (Marion Morrison), Actor
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Author
Samuel Ryan Curtis, Civil War General and Keokuk Mayor
The Hughes Family, Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Entertainers
Younker Brothers, Entrepreneurs of Department Store Fame
William “Bill” Logan, Basketball Player
*Urban Trails maps are available at Main Street Keokuk, Inc.