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Mississippi Ice Jam
This slow-moving crush of winter river ice was photographed from the Rock Island Arsenal in 1921.
According to newspaper accounts, these types of ice jams could take months to clear--just in time for the spring floods!
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Category Archives: Library
Our staff here at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center celebrate the winter holidays each year by exchanging cards, going out to dinner, mailing cards to our wonderful volunteers, and, in one unfortunate case, writing new lyrics to an old holiday song. Here … Continue reading
The Davenport Library System will be closed the following days: December 23, 24, and 25 and December 30-31 and January 1 Otherwise, barring inclement weather, we will be open our regular hours. Happy Holidays!!
The Main Library (and our Center, too) will be closed for renovations on Wednesday, December 12. We will reopen at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 13. Our Fairmount and Eastern Avenue branches will be open their regular hours, so if … Continue reading
Yes, it’s that time of year, when we in SC nag request Turkey Notes from library staff and present them to you. You’re welcome! If you aren’t aware of the Turkey Note tradition, our best explanation is here. But honestly, … Continue reading
The Davenport Public Library will be closed Monday, November 12, to honor those who fought so that we can be free. However, the Special Collections Center will be open Sunday, November 11, from 1 — 4pm for genealogy and local … Continue reading
Donald and Marietta Southwood were both long-time supporters of our Special Collections Center. They worked countless volunteer hours indexing and organizing resources and assisting patrons with their research. Mrs. Southwood passed away April 1, 2005, and Mr. Southwood followed on … Continue reading
As part of our 30th anniversary celebration, we will be having a special screening of local history film footage from our Archive & Manuscript Collections. The films will be shown this Saturday, October 20th at 1:30pm in the Film Room, … Continue reading
Each department at the Davenport Public Library is valued, and the month of October affords an opportunity to celebrate the 30th birthday of one gem in particular – the hidden pearl in the Main Street Library – the Richardson-Sloane Special … Continue reading
This is an update on an earlier post about the State-Level Death records that are available at the State Historical Society in Des Moines. The State Historical Society of Iowa has been slowly adding counties to the index for those … Continue reading
The Scott County Genealogy Society has added several new items to the Special Collections Center this month. We’ve been trying to acquire at least one history of each Iowa Volunteer Regiment, and these three books are welcome additions to our … Continue reading