The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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  • Pinky+7(3).jpg 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.

    September 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • Koons+Mansion.jpg 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.

    September 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • slides5-R1-E049.jpg 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!

    September 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • DD+Palmer.jpg 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.

    September 10, 2013 2 Photos

  • slides7-R1-E090.jpg 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.

    September 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • slides7-R1-E022.jpg 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.

    September 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • L+R+Film.jpg Lillian Russell

    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.

    September 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • slides7-R1-E084.jpg 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.

    September 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • slides7-R1-E076.jpg 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.

    September 9, 2013 1 Photo

  • WJ+Yourd+1886-1941.jpg Clinton High School, 1941

    Many people ask, “Just who was W.J. Yourd?"

    September 9, 2013 1 Photo