Tag Archives: Davenport (Iowa)

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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