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Tag Archives: snow
Fun in the Snow, 1960’s Style
Happy New Year from the staff at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center! These images from our Davenport Parks and Recreation Department collection show locals enjoying winter weather apparently not as harsh as that of January 2018! The photographs were taken … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Davenport Parks and Recreation, Duck Creek Park, Fejervary Park, Parks, Skiing, Sledding, snow, Winter Leave a comment
Living Memory History: The Winter of 2013-2014
We decided to blog this week about the weather because after a winter of freezing cold and permanent snow . . . it’s still cold and still snowing. And while that makes us a little sad, we thought it was … Continue reading
The Way to the Hitching Post: A winter etiquette lesson
For those of us who feel that modern society has forgotten common courtesy, it appears that people felt the same way over a hundred years ago: From the Davenport Democrat, February 10, 1885: The Way to the Hitching Post “People who … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Etiquette, Hitching Post, snow, Snow Removal Leave a comment
The Groundhog’s Revenge?
Groundhog Day 2011 in the Quad Cities might be interesting as almost a foot of snow is predicted to fall from Tuesday afternoon into Groundhog Day Wednesday. Extreme cold and high winds should also add to the predicted weather event. … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Blizzard, Brady Street, Candlemas, Colonel Berryhill, Dr. burtis, Ground Hog, Groundhog Day, Ice, James Thompson, Record Cold, snow, Warren Teele, weather 1 Comment
Winter Wonderland: 1909
Local children are currently doing their best to sled in the Quad City area. The existing snow is beginning to wear thin though, with the fresh white blanket beginning to mix with the dark browns of soil and old leaves. All eyes … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Davenport (Iowa), Local History, Record Cold, snow, weather, Weather Records Leave a comment
Living Memory History: The Blizzard of ’79
Anyone living in the Quad City region is probably happy that the week of January 11 – 17, 2009 is now over.With temperatures in the minus 20’s (Fahrenheit) at night (and during the morning commute) and the highs barely breaking … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Blizzard of 1979, Davenport, Iowa, Local History, snow, Weather Records 10 Comments