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Keokuk Walk of Fame

Keokuk’s Walk of Fame is expected to grow this summer.

The first plaque is in place on a planter at the corner of 4th and Main Streets.  It features Chief Keokuk, the city’s namesake.

Main Street Keokuk’s Joyce Glasscock says more plaques will be added in the coming weeks and months.

“We have sold or found sponsors for a total of 15 of the 24 who will be on the Walk of Fame,” says Glasscock, “so we are very excited about that.”

She says the goal is to have 24 planters with 24 plaques in downtown Keokuk by the end of the summer.  The project could expand beyond that as interest warrants.

The sponsorship of a plaque is $750.  The Great River Gala has sponsored the most with six.

The individuals or groups identified for the Walk of Fame have already been identified for their connection to or impact on Keokuk.

Jason Parrott is a former reporter at Tri States Public Radio.