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Kathryn Kirschbaum: First Woman Mayor of Davenport

Kathryn Kirschbaum was born August 30, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Frank and Esther (Kiplinger) Goll. She graduated from Denison College in Grandville, Ohio, in 1953 with a degree in “Citizenship”. She was First Lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland: 1909

Local children are currently doing their best to sled in the Quad City area.  The existing snow is beginning to wear thin though, with the fresh white blanket beginning to mix with the dark browns of soil and old leaves.  All eyes … Continue reading

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Davenport’s Great White Way – The Lighting of Brady Street

Brady Street circa 1914 There has been some press in the last year regarding a need for revitalization of Davenport’s Brady Street. Perhaps a look back in time might encourage those who are attempting to create positive change for the … Continue reading

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City Cemetery Sexton Records Found

One of the oldest cemeteries in our city is located in an area that is anything but peaceful. Cars and semi-trucks roar by the grounds where some of the poorest citizens of Davenport lay resting in a Potter’s Field and … Continue reading

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The Freaks and Follies of a Frontier Life II

Or, the finale to the slightly shady story of how Davenport became the county seat.  Part Two: The Election(s)  The 1837 legislature had made an effort to appoint county seats, but it was discovered that bribery had heavily influenced the nominations, so … Continue reading

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