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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: Poets and Poetry
April is National Poetry Month, so it seems fitting to share the work of a few of our local poets each week. Richard Stahl was born and raised in Davenport. He graduated from Central High School in 1957 and later taught English there for 34 years. His … Continue reading
April is National Poetry Month, so it seems fitting to share the work of a few of our local poets each week. Arthur Davison Ficke, son of prominent businessman Charles August Ficke, was born in Davenport in 1883. Although he … Continue reading