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Guess Who’s Coming to Town!

  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

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“A Monster Parade”: Davenport’s First Labor Day

“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

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St. Patrick’s Day, 1869 — A Tradition is Born

  Ahh, St. Patrick’s Day. The wearin’ o’ the green is surely a celebration at its finest! Davenport has a long tradition of observing this delightful day as evidenced in the March 18, 1869 edition of the Davenport Daily Gazette. … Continue reading

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