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24th Annual Keokuk Bald Eagle Appreciation Days

Keokuk, IA – A number of supporting characters make Keokuk's Bald Eagle Appreciation Days an annual success.

Keokuk is a prime location for bald eagle-watching because US Lock & Dam #19 keeps part of the Mississippi River from freezing, making food readily available.

That's why thousands travel to the city during Bald Eagle Appreciation Days, which celebrated its 24th anniversary this past weekend.

With so much riding on the appearance of the bald eagles... could the three-day event go on if the stars of the show failed to appear?

You can hear Public Radio's Jason Parrott's answer by clicking the audio link above.