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The city of Boone was laid out in 1864 on open prairie some 3 miles west of the Des Moines River. Between the river and Boone was the earlier community of Boonesboro. Boonesboro remained as the seat of Boone County until 1887 when it was absorbed into Boone. The most-visited building in the community is certainly the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace. This small Eastlake cottage, moved to 709 Carroll Street, was built in the middle to late 1880s. The house has been restored and furnished, and it is open to the public.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim

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