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History’s Mysteries : General Houston

Part One  On February 22, 1876 one of the first truly disastrous fires in Davenport began when fourteen buildings, including what was known as Hill’s Block, went up in flames. In less than two hours, a half block of Brady … Continue reading

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Davenporters of Note: Milton Howard

Mr. Milton Howard, an African-American, was a man with a unique story. He was born as a free person in Muscatine, Iowa about 1845 (different sources offer different dates). However, as a child he and his family were kidnapped and … Continue reading

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