Visit A Replica Pioneer Cabin At the Richard Proenneke Museum In Iowa
Hundreds of famous Americans were born in Iowa, including John Wayne, Herbert Hoover, and Grant Woods. One often overlooked Iowa native, though, is the naturalist and wilderness writer Richard Pronneke. If you’re looking for a unique place to spend a day, make time to visit the Richard Proenneke museum in Iowa. Here, you’ll find remnants of a life in the Alaskan wilderness as documented by a man who lived in the mountains alone for more than 30 years.
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You can visit the Richard Pronneke Musem and replica log cabin at the Donnellson Library. To learn more about this American conservationist and all he contributed to wildlife and natural history research, visit the Richard Pronneke website.