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New History of Bucktown

Sep 15, 2016
The History Press

A longtime center of entertainment in the Quad Cities is the subject of a new book. "A Brief History of Bucktown: Davenport's Infamous District Transformed" was written by Jonathan Turner, arts and entertainment reporter for the Dispatch and Argus newspapers.

Turner says it all started in the 1800's when German immigrants opened beer gardens in this part of downtown - from Brady Street to Government Bridge, and from 4th and 5th streets to the river.