Polio and Pinky McDonnell
It was the year 1949. The entire City of Clinton, like many communities, was periodically going through the terror of “polio” or poliomyelitis, or Infantile Paralysis as it was also called.
The Koons’ Mansion
In 1856, William Koons came to Clinton and helped build the first railroad bridge for the Northwestern to Little Rock Island -- where a small village existed for ten years, until a permanent span could be constructed across the river.
Muffy’s Main Avenue
Four Square Park in Lyons was always the hub of wonderful entertainment -- at its band shell and, of course, in the Parkside Movie Theater, which showed all the latest movies at very reasonable prices!
The Great Chiropractic Debate
Although Chiropractic was founded by D.D. Palmer in Davenport, Iowa, Clinton is also a root of this modern practice of spinal manipulation for healing.
The Lillian Russell Movie Premiere
Throngs of people descended upon our railway depot on Wednesday, May 15th, 1940, to catch a first glimpse of four 20th Century Fox movie stars’ arrival.
Women’s Club was once Curtis Family Mansion
The Women’s Club, at 420-5th Avenue So., was built in the early 1880’s for the George Curtis family.
The Gilded Age, in which Lillian Russell flourished, was known for the large hats that ladies wore and for the parasols which shaded their fair skin from the sun.
Marquis Childs, Journalist
Clinton has had so many exceptional people; we should start a Clinton Hall of Fame. Readers could probably think of a dozen nominations very quickly. One such person would be world-renowned journalist Marquis Childs, who was born in Lyons.
The Fluoride Debate
There was never a bigger crowd for a city council meeting than on March 22, 1965 when the final “showdown” for the Fluoride Debate would take place.
Clinton High School, 1941
Many people ask, “Just who was W.J. Yourd?"
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