Keokuk in Lee County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Hugh Lincoln Cooper
The Illinois, Iowa, Missouri area centered in Keokuk owes much to Hugh Lincoln Cooper engineer, backed by area businessmen, he built, in three years, 1910-1913, the dam and powerhouse now operated by Union Electric Co.
Cooper's accomplishment opened a new era of commercial, industrial and recreational progress throughout the area.
Erected in 1963, fiftieth anniversary year of the dam and powerhouse.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
Location. 40° 23.441′ N, 91° 22.769′ W. Marker is in Keokuk, Iowa, in Lee County. Marker is on Mississippi Drive near North Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keokuk IA 52632, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George M. Verity (within shouting distance of this marker); Waterpower - Dream and Reality (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Water When Needed (about 700 feet away); Welcome to Keokuk (approx. Keokuk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mark Twain (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Estes House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel Freeman Miller (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keokuk.
More about this marker. Located in the Victory Park
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.