Des Moines, Iowa: Jack Pershing, Stuffed WWI Patriot Rooster
Iowa State Historical Museum
- Iowa State Historical Museum. I-235 exit downtown. Drive south on 6th St. for three blocks, then turn left onto Grand Ave. The free parking garage will be on the left, the museum on the right.
- Oct. 2012: Reported no longer on display. (Call to verify)
Too mean for the farm, he became a World War I celebrity that raised $40,000 for the Doughboys. He was later stuffed and was a popular museum exhibit. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [12/09/2008]
Visitor Tips and News About Jack Pershing, Stuffed WWI Patriot Rooster
The Des Moines Historical Society no longer displays the rooster, but has many other wonders: an iron lung, a collection of "sand paintings," and a giant Lego model of Iowa's tallest building. Plus a woolly mammoth![Megan Brown, 10/02/2012]