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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: Parades
Santa likes Davenport, Iowa—probably because we’ve thrown him some pretty good parades over the years. The Jaycee’s Santa was bigger than life in the 1940s . . . . . . But decided he’d rather sit down for … Continue reading
“Attempts to count the procession were futile. There was so much to see and admire that all counts failed . . . It is estimated that there were close upon 5,000 men. It was a monster parade.” Davenport Democrat, September … Continue reading