How many well-known Davenporters can you name?
Most native Quad-Citizens can name a few local celebrities off the tops of their heads—Annie Wittenmyer? Rascal the River Bandit?–and many of us can recognize the names of historical Davenporters of note—Phebe Sudlow? Antoine LeClaire?—when we see them on buildings, streets, and towns.
But can you name these important people by their photographs?
Need some help?
Here are a few clues:
a. The son of the man who established the first school of chiropractic, this gentleman later brought the school into the International spotlight.
b. This woman was one of the highest-paid authors in America at a time when Mark Twain, a friend of hers, was still paying to have his stories published.
c. U. S. Highway No. 6 in Davenport (and Bettendorf) was named after this Iowa State Senator in 1936.
d. The first—and so far, only—woman mayor of Davenport, Iowa.
e. Called Makataimeshekiakiak in his own language, this leader was born in Saukenuk, the main village of the Sac people on the Illinois Rock River, in 1767.
f. This reporter, playwright, and novelist went on—and east—to found the Provincetown Players with her husband (also a writer from Davenport), though she never forgot her Midwestern roots.
g. This young man could play the piano by ear at six years old. He went on to play another instrument, but never did learn to read music.
How did you do?
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