Tag Archives: Alice French

The Weekly Outlook: D.N. Richardson and Ads of Interest

THE WEEKLY OUTLOOK  —  DEVOTED TO HOME & OUTING LIFE, LITERATURE, ART, MUSIC & THE DRAMA (Volume 1 — Number 8, August 29, 1896) NOTABLES   A fine lithographic portrait of D. N. Richardson graces page one of the Outlook this week, … Continue reading

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The Weekly Outlook: French, Terpsichore, and Night Blooms

THE WEEKLY OUTLOOK  –  DEVOTED TO HOME & OUTING LIFE, LITERATURE, ART, MUSIC & THE DRAMAc (Volume 1  Number 6  – August 15, 1896) NOTABLES: The cover of today’s edition is graced with an image of local novelist Alice French.  … Continue reading

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A Fine Day for a Dedication

Have you ever wondered if children of the nineteenth century groaned when it was time to return to school after summer break?  If they did grumble about such things the week of September 10, 1866 would have been the time–back … Continue reading

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Ode to Oakdale

 One of the difficulties in locating death records in Iowa is that they did not exist prior to 1880.* This means that roughly fifty years worth of ancestors passed away in our state without leaving behind that vital (if you’ll pardon … Continue reading

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The Art of (Alice) French Cooking

We are about half way through the season of Holiday Feasting, where Thanksgiving dinners (and the leftovers) have mercifully worn off and many of us begin to look forward to the next traditional fancy dinner with joy or with dread—depending, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Women

Without women, the Davenport Public Library would not be here today, and this space would be taken up with a lament on the city’s shocking illiteracy rates. Sure, Andrew Carnegie was the one who challenged Davenporters to vote for a … Continue reading

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