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AVALON in Davenport 1952

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Old 05-29-2010, 08:03 AM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Rock Island, Illinois mile 480 UMR
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Default early AVALON

Yes, this is so early I don't really remember it. My memories start on the RI levee in '53 or so. In 1951 the AVALON and GORDON C. GREENE were docked side by side at this spot in the pictures. My father told me he took me over there, but alas I don't remember that. Of course that was also the first season one CCH served as calliope player/popcorn popper on the AVALON. We would get the boat here for a 3 day weekend on the upbound trip. I don't recall her stopping on the downbound, but David T. thinks she did, so I'll have to agree with his assessment. My family of 6 would go to the RI levee each evening and listen to the calliope concert and watch people board. We would usually ride the Sunday afternoon trip. Some of the first pictures I took with my camera were of the AVALON and her calliope player... Doc said that Rock Island and Muscatine were the only stops where people would show appreciation of the calliope by honking their car horns.
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