Future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk
On our second cross-country road trip of 2019, we boldly go where few Airstream's have gone before to locate the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk. Capt. Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise will be born in Riverside, Iowa on March 22, 2228.
We found the exact location of Captain Kirk's future birth behind a hair salon in downtown Riverside. The gravity of what we found led us to sit and contemplate the future. Even Gadget seemed to appreciate the reverence of this other-worldly place.
At a Riverside town council meeting in 1985, Steve Miller, a councilman and Trekkie, proposed that Riverside declare itself the Future Birthplace of James T. Kirk. The motion passed unanimously. In a 2009 Star Trek reboot movie, Riverside was identified as Captain Kirk's hometown. The entire town was invited to a special secret preview screening of the film in the nearest town with a movie theater, a day before its official release.
Riverside, Iowa is worthy of a Star Trek pilgrimage.