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A Street by any other Name: The Legend of Bloody Hollow

We have blogged in the past about west Davenport subjects, including Fairmount Cemetery, which was named in a contest, Scheutzen Park with its fabled fairy lights, and the fun of the Mississippi Valley Fair.  Today, we’re adding another west Davenport … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Fairy Night

Imagine a fairyland of delights only a trolley’s ride away from the center of the city’s downtown,  a welcome escape from the heat, dust and smells of summer in a crowded river city. Imagine families picnicking in the cool shade … 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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