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Captain James T. Kirk’s Future Birthplace — Riverside, Iowa
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7. Captain James T. Kirk’s Future Birthplace — Riverside, Iowa

There is genius to be found in every kind of human endeavor, and this was truly demonstrated in the area of public relations by the small town of Riverside. Sure, you may live in the hometown of some U.S. president or pro sports hero, but these folks lay claim to walking the same streets (if streets will still exist in 2228) as the captain of the Enterprise. And their claim was officially approved by "Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, too!

What will young Jimmy Kirk’s permanent position on the high school debating team be? Never pro always … scream it loud …CON!

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