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From the Davenport area you can view the annual southern migration of the California gray whale. The gray whale spends ... [Read more]

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Two weeks after her marriage in 1876, Mary Hallock Foote reluctantly journeyed west with her new husband. It was with great difficulty that she left her closeknit Quaker family, sophisticated friends, and budding career as an illustrator. In her later memoirs she wrote, "No girl ever wanted less to 'go ..." [More]

Excerpted from Mary Hallock Foote, Writer and Illustrator. 1847-1938 by Edna E. Kimbro