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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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Tag Archives: Davenport City Council
Reading through original receipts and requests in the City of Davenport Council Papers 1859 – 1862, we came across an interesting bill submitted by City Marshal John Bechtel for the December 2, 1858 council meeting. This bill left us scratching … Continue reading
Often overlooked on the library shelves, City Ordinances offer a unique exploration of a community’s history. The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center has a fine selection of published Revised Davenport City Ordinances on its shelves. Inside we learn how ward boundaries … Continue reading