Tag Archives: Winter

Living Memory History: The Winter of 2013-2014

We decided to blog this week about the weather because after a winter of freezing cold and permanent snow . . .  it’s still cold and still snowing. And while that makes us a little sad, we thought it was … Continue reading

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Just Skating By . . .

The river frequently froze over smooth, and made wonderful skating, particularly distance skating.  A favorite stunt was to skate from Davenport downstream as far as Rock River—a matter of five or six miles.  Sometimes, if there happened to be a … Continue reading

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Heat Wave: 1936

Just as the Mississippi River is beginning to recede and festivals appear on our riverfront, we suddenly have a new weather focus – summer temperatures. The warmth of July is suddenly here and July warmth will soon melt into the … Continue reading

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