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Tag Archives: Sports
Win for the Red and Blue: Davenport High School’s 1929 Basketball Championship
March Madness is fast approaching and local high school basketball teams are fighting to get to the state tournament. The first boys’ basketball team to win a state tournament for Davenport High School (now Central High School) was in 1913. … Continue reading
San Fran 49er Fan – Iowa Connections
If you watched last weekend’s NFL Divisional playoffs, you probably saw some Iowans in action! Did you know that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy, “Mr. Irrelevant”, was a very successful quarterback at Iowa State University? He seems pretty relevant … Continue reading
It’s Opening Day at Modern Woodmen Park Stadium, thanks to the Depression-era Dreams of the Davenport Levee Commission
Opening Day for local baseball is here! Yes, the Quad Cities River Bandits* will battle the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers tonight at the historic Modern Woodmen Park stadium as our minor league baseball season officially begins. In honor of the 2017 … Continue reading
Walking Matches: A nineteenth century competitive sport
We have written about the competitive spirit of early residents of Scott County, Iowa in the past. From an early running bet to bike races, the residents of Scott County were always game to try new things. So it’s no … Continue reading
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Davenporters of Note: Thomas J. Walsh
In the course of researching the people appearing in the portrait photographs in our J. B. Hostetler collection, we often discover interesting ways in which Quad-City notables are connected to the wider world. A case in point is Thomas Joseph Walsh: Thomas Joseph Walsh was … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged 1906, Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Davenporters of Note, Sports, Thomas J. Walsh, Walsh Construction Company Leave a comment
Splash into DPL’s Summer Reading Program!
The Davenport Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” begins this Saturday, June 4th. The theme this year is sports and fitness activities of all kinds. Visit the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center at the Main Street Library … Continue reading
Davenporters of Note: William Charles Cribbs
William C. Cribbs was born in Monroe, Arkansas on October 11, 1927, the son of Opal (Hudson) and Booker Cribbs. He grew up Buffalo, Iowa, where his father worked for the Dewey Cement Company. The family moved to Davenport in the … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged African-Americans, bill cribbs, Civil Rights, Davenporters of Note, Sports, w.c. cribbs, william charles cribbs 2 Comments
Rock Island Wapello Baseball Club
This past Saturday, September 17, 2011, the Quad Cities River Bandits became the 2011 Midwest League Champions by beating the Lansing Lugnuts 6-3 at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport. 145 years ago, on Thursday, October 20, 1866, The Rock Island … Continue reading
WOC-TV: A not so Spooky Anniversary
Something not so spooky, but pretty spectacular happened on October 31, 1949. Without a ribbon cutting or speeches, another brain child of B. J. Palmer (of chiropractic fame) came to life. On that day, a television signal from Palmer’s WOC-TV … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged B. J. Palmer, Gambling, KWQC-TV, Palmer, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Puppets, Sports, T.V., Television, WOC-TV 5 Comments