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A Fire Engine by Any Other Name
Great excitement greeted the arrival of the month of March in 1866—and it wasn’t weather related! The citizens of Davenport were awaiting the arrival of their new fire engine with great anticipation. This wasn’t a simple hand pump type, but a … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged By Any Other Name Series, Davenport Fire Department, Fire King Engine and Hose Company, Fires, German Theatre, Hand Pump Fire Engines, Liberty Company, Liberty Steam Fire Engine and Hose Company No. 1, Mayors, Michael Donahue, Pilot No. 3 Engine, Steam Fire Engine, Volunteer Fire Companies Leave a comment
A Cemetery by Any Other Name
In July of 1900, the West Davenport Cemetery Association was looking for a new name for the cemetery. They were worried that it was too easily confused with Davenport’s City Cemetery, which was also located on the west part of … Continue reading