Voting Station

Davenport, Iowa

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Location

The Resume

    (May 14, 1836- )
    Seat of Scott County, Iowa
    Third-largest city in Iowa
    Population: 101,724 (2020 census)
    Part of the Quad Cities metro area (with Bettendorf in Iowa, and Rock Island and Moline in Illinois)

Why Davenport, Iowa might be annoying:

    It is prone to frequent flooding from the Mississippi River.
    It suffered significant job and population losses during the 1980s.
    It has a notorious 'truck-eating bridge' that is struck by an average of twelve semi-trailer trucks each year.

Why Davenport, Iowa might not be annoying:

    The first railroad bridge across the Mississippi River connected it to Rock Island (1856).
    It appointed Phebe Sudlow as the first female superintendent of a public school system in the US (1874).
    Ronald Reagan was a staff announcer for local radio station WOC (1933).
    It and Rock Island jointly won the City Livability Award in the small city category from the US Conference of Mayors (2007).
    It was the birthplace of Bix Beiderbecke and hosts an annual jazz festival, Bix Fest, in his honor.

Credit: C. Fishel


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    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying