RSSC’s Featured Image
- How did people keep cool before air-conditioning was invented?
In the 1890s, they used the River!
For your convenience, please explore our page of upcoming genealogical and local history events in the Quad-City area.
Be sure to mark these dates down in your own calendar!
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