Important general was 1942 Clinton High graduate
In 1941, a family by the name of Sadler moved from Belle Plaine, Iowa, to Clinton.
Carey Construction Co. Paves 10th Avenue South
One of the most historic districts of Clinton is the hill area near 10th Avenue So. and 6th Street where the Carey Construction Co. was paving the street with bricks about 1910.
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!
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