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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: Holidays
The Davenport Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 17th in celebration of Presidents’ Day. We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, February 18th.
Our staff here at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center celebrate the winter holidays each year by exchanging cards, going out to dinner, mailing cards to our wonderful volunteers, and, in one unfortunate case, writing new lyrics to an old holiday song. Here … Continue reading
The staff of the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center would like to wish you and yours a joyful and genealogically successful holiday season. Don’t forget to ask your relatives for family information, stories, and copies of photographs! If you’re planning a … Continue reading
On April 20, 1923, The 40th General Assembly of the State of Iowa enacted the observance of a new holiday: Bird Day. It was an act to designate and set apart the twenty-first day of March as a day for … Continue reading