Rock Island Train Wreck – Green Mountain, Iowa

WHAT: Train wreck WHEN: March 21, 1910 – 8:17 a.m. WHERE: Between Green Mountain and Gladbrook, Iowa FATALITIES: 52 dead, 39 injured From the front page of the La Crosse Tribune, Monday, March 21, 1910: The worst wreck in the history of Iowa railroading occurred at 8:17 a. m. today four miles north of Green…

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Tall Corn Motel Motor Inn – Davenport, Iowa

Located at the junction of Highways 6 and 150, in Davenport, Iowa,┬áthe Tall Corn Motel opened for business in 1953. In November, 1954 the hotel was sold by Everett Herold to William Minnick of St. Joseph, Missouri who had previously run several motels in the West. Minnick would operate the motel for many years. Easy…

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July 1955 Cinemascope at Lake Theatre Schedule – Lake View, Iowa

A few months back I purchased an old 8.5 x 11 July 1955 advertisement/schedule from the Lake Theatre in Lake View, Iowa. I bought it with the intent to do a write up on the Lake Theatre and its history. There is one minor problem, I had a very difficult time finding anything about the…

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