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Tag Archives: Forest Park
Summertime Fun in Davenport, 1918
In planning this week’s blog we thought of two possibl topics: the start of summer (June 21st) and what was happening here in Davenport and the Quad Cities a hundred years ago. Both ideas came together when we found some … Continue reading
This Day In History: Roller coaster crash at Forest (Schuetzen) Park
On Sunday, June 17th, 1923, a near record crowd of 3,640 people attended the annual basket picnic of the Davenport lodge No. 28, Loyal Order of Moose at Forest Park. Attendees enjoyed a program of games and outdoor sports, including … Continue reading
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Once Upon a Fairy Night
Imagine a fairyland of delights only a trolley’s ride away from the center of the city’s downtown, a welcome escape from the heat, dust and smells of summer in a crowded river city. Imagine families picnicking in the cool shade … Continue reading