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Tag Archives: Stanley Talbot Memorial Bridge
The Rock Island Centennial/Master Sgt. Stanley Talbot Memorial Bridge turns 80!
On July 12, 1940, a modern, four-lane highway bridge was dedicated and opened to traffic. This bridge was named Rock Island Centennial Bridge. Its structured design supports the “present day high speed passenger and transport traffic” and serves not only … Continue reading
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Living Memory History: The Flood of ’93
The last 1.32 inches of rain that fell in two hours on Thursday, July 8, 1993 helped put 1993 into local history record books. It was the year the Mississippi River once again rose to challenge – and then pass … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged 1993 Flood, Centennial Bridge, Davenport Police Historic Association, Floods, John O'Donnell Stadium, LeClaire Bandshell, LeClaire Park, Mississippi River, Modern Woodmen Park, President Riverboat Casino, Stanley Talbot Memorial Bridge, The Dock Restaurant, Top Ten Floods, Union Station, W. D. Petersen Memorial Pavilion Leave a comment