Why "Pool 19"?
A nod to the Mississippi River
From St. Paul to St. Louis, the Mississippi River is organized into 26 sections or "pools" of water between locks and dams. At the heart of Pool 19 is the town of Fort Madison, IA. Nestled between river bluffs and one of the widest stretches of the Mississippi River is Fort Madison's commercial district. Historic late-19th century buildings hug the east-to-west flowing river, offering glimpses of passing barges, horn blasts from trains and a cozy home for Pool 19 Plants & Records.