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Tag Archives: Parades
Sane & Safe Fourth: Doll Buggy Parades
“Even today, after a century and a quarter of national progress, we find the ideals of the Declaration of Independence still unrealized. The great woman’s movement is teaching us that women come within a proper construction of that document and … Continue reading
Guess Who’s Coming to Town!
Santa likes Davenport, Iowa—probably because we’ve thrown him some pretty good parades over the years. The Jaycee’s Santa was bigger than life in the 1940s . . . . . . But decided he’d rather sit down for … Continue reading
Posted in Library, Local History Tagged library, Parades, Santa Claus Leave a comment
“A Monster Parade”: Davenport’s First Labor Day
“Attempts to count the procession were futile. There was so much to see and admire that all counts failed . . . It is estimated that there were close upon 5,000 men. It was a monster parade.” Davenport Democrat, September … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Governor Horace Boies, Labor Day, Parades, Schuetzen Park 1 Comment
St. Patrick’s Day, 1869 — A Tradition is Born
Ahh, St. Patrick’s Day. The wearin’ o’ the green is surely a celebration at its finest! Davenport has a long tradition of observing this delightful day as evidenced in the March 18, 1869 edition of the Davenport Daily Gazette. … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Parades, St. Anthony's Church, St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Patrick's Day Leave a comment