Tag Archives: Susan Glaspell

Davenporters of Note: George Cram Cook

George Cram Cook was born in Davenport on October 7, 1873, to a prominent, respectable family. His parents sent their son to be formally educated not only at Harvard, but at the universities in Heidelberg and Geneva.  They were hoping … Continue reading

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The Weekly Outlook: Boredom, Salmagundi, Wheels, and Weavers

THE WEEKLY OUTLOOK  —  DEVOTED TO HOME & OUTING LIFE, LITERATURE, ART, MUSIC & THE DRAMA (Volume 1  Number 7 —August 22, 1896) SOCIAL LIFE It’s been a long, hot summer and it would seem that the folks at The Weekly … Continue reading

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The Weekly Outlook: featuring Miss Susie Glaspell

The July 25, 1896 issue begins to get more titillating as Banks’ POINTS OF VIEW segment berates the condition of the Scott County Jail, calling it an “abomination”, and stating it is “alive with vermin, many of these large enough … Continue reading

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The Weekly Outlook: Davenport’s Gilded Newspaper

Once upon a gilded age in Davenport there were so many clubs and such an abundance of cultural activities and interests that a team of optimistic young writers chose to start their own publishing company, creating a twelve page weekly … Continue reading

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