Love and a Limousine
One of the biggest characters in Clinton at the turn of the 20th Century was a journalist by the name of Dan Winget.
- Living downtown in the Depression Can you imagine a 9-year-old boy and his mother living above Grant's in a $9 apartment, with heat and water provided, during the tough times of the Great Depression? They had a little closet for a toilet (only) and the little boy did all kinds of odd
The Buells Settle Lyons
Elijah Buell died in 1889 as one of the wealthiest men in Iowa.
You’ve heard this line before, but reports of Carrie Helfert Oake’s demise really have been greatly exaggerated -- by me!
Agnes "Aggie" Schrader, Queen of the Mississippi
“Aggie.” What does that name call to mind? Do you remember “The Anchorage,” also known as Aggie’s Boat Dock?
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.
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