Tag Archives: Coliseum

New Year’s Eve 1919: Welcoming in a “Dry” 1920

New Year’s Eve 1919 in Davenport, Iowa was a “dry” one. Iowa passed a state prohibition law on January 1, 1916 (one of three states) that included making the production or sale of alcohol in the state illegal. Alcohol was … Continue reading

Posted in Local History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Moment to Remember: Armistice Day, 1925

The ghosts and goblins were gone and local turkeys were still being fattened up in preparation for Thanksgiving dinner. But Davenporters, and most of the world, were about to pause in their holiday preparations on to remember those who fought … Continue reading

Posted in Local History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Place to Tap Your Feet – The Col Ballroom

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a hundred times (how many of us heard that saying growing up?), the early Quad City Germans loved to sing and parade through town.  It wasn’t just local Germans truthfully.  When Davenport held special … Continue reading

Posted in Local History | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment