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Le Claire, Iowa - A city in Scott County, Iowa located along the Mississippi River.  As of 2011, Le Claire has a population estimate of 3,809. The city takes its name from Antoine LeClaire, a trader who originally owned the land. Although the city's official name is "Le Claire," it is often spelled "LeClaire."  The town was incorporated in 1855, having been settled as early as the 1830s.

Le Claire offers some of the best Bald Eagle Photography opportunities in the continental US from December to March each year at Lock and Dam 14 on the Mississippi River





Le Claire, Iowa at dawn

William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), in Le Claire.


Le Claire has a Buffalo Bill Museum.


Le Claire also has the ‘Lone Star’ museum building (entrance through the Buffalo Bill museum). The Lone Star was the last working paddlewheel barge on the Mississippi River.  Here is a picture of the engine room. Painting of the Lone Star.

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