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Tag Archives: 1965 Flood
The Gaines Street African-American Settlement
Herington Park in Davenport is a two-acre city-owned park with an address of 935 Brown Street. The park includes the area surrounded by Brown, Gaines, W. 9th, and W. 11th Streets. Neighborhoods with historic homes and families are nearby and … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged 1965 Flood, A. D. Corbin, African-American Settlement, African-Americans, Albert B. Woods, Alderman Larry Herington, Alexander D. Corbin, Davenport Parks and Recreation, Forrest & Dillon's Addition, Gaines Street, Goose Hollow Park, Herington Park, Negro Business League, Rosa Corbin, W. B. Anderson 2 Comments
Getting Our Feet Wet: The flood of September 2016? *Updated 10/06/2016
The first day of autumn 2016 came with surprising news for those of us who haven’t been focused on the weather. Yes, a Mississippi River flood watch has been issued for the upcoming days at Lock and Dam 15. September is … Continue reading
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Living Memory History: The “Great Flood” turns Fifty
Does anyone remember the “Great Flood” of 1965? The Mississippi River seemed liked it would never stop rising in April 1965 in the Quad Cities. It finally did, on April 28th with a crest at Lock and Dam 15 in … Continue reading