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Tag Archives: Mayors
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
Kathryn Kirschbaum: First Woman Mayor of Davenport
Kathryn Kirschbaum was born August 30, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Frank and Esther (Kiplinger) Goll. She graduated from Denison College in Grandville, Ohio, in 1953 with a degree in “Citizenship”. She was First Lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged biography, Davenport, Davenport (Iowa), Mayors, Women, Women's History 3 Comments