Tag Archives: Aviation

Davenporters of Note: Eugene B. Ely

November is National Aviation Month, so it seems like the perfect time to honor one of Davenport’s foremost flyboys. Eugene B. Ely, son of attorney N. D. Ely,was born in Williamsburg, Iowa, on October 21st, 1886. When Eugene was nine, … Continue reading

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Come Josephine in My Flying Machine

Come Josephine in My Flying Machine, Going up she goes! Up she goes! Balance yourself like a bird on a beam, In the air she goes! There she goes! Up, up, a little bit higher, Oh! My! The moon is … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Buffalo Bill! From your biggest fan, Samuel F.

As every Buffalo Bill-ophile should know, William F. Cody was born in (or rather, near) LeClaire, Iowa on February 26, 1846. ┬áSo, to celebrate the birth of this illustrious Scott County native son, why not visit the library and read … Continue reading

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