Captain Kirk’s Birthplace

Riverside, Iowa (population 1008) is a small town that is perhaps best known as the birthplace of a noted military hero. Now like any good town with a favorite son or daughter, they’ve built a monument honoring the great hero. However, there’s one small catch: Riverside’s favorite son is fictional and hasn’t been born yet. Yes, Riverside claims to be the home of Star Treks‘s James Tiberius Kirk, the first captain of the Starship Enterprise. Kirk is supposed to be born on March 22nd, 2228 and the people of Riverside have erected a monument to pay tribute to this future even. Additionally, the local history museum has information on Kirk’s career.

Check out video of the monument and museum here.


About Michael Darling
Collector of the interesting and absurd.

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