The world was breathing a little easier at the end of 1945. For the past several years, the Second World War had raged across the globe. Towns and cities had been razed throughout the Pacific and across Europe. Millions had lost their lives during the course of the conflict. Now, the war was finally over.... Continue Reading →
August 30, 1945, was a day like any other in DeWitt, Iowa. That is, until the explosions started. What happened that fateful afternoon, and what is its connection to the modern day?
In 1925, a terrible event took place in Wisconsin that literally shook a city and left one man dead. The police were baffled, until the culprit was revealed in an unlikely set of circumstances. Sources Racine Steel celebrates 100 years. The Journal Times, 9/19/1992 www.northshoreline.com http://www.vindustries.com/racinehistory/ Life Sentence For Man Who Shot at Train.... Continue Reading →
24-hour, late night restaurants are a normal, accepted institution in the modern world. While some establishments have discontinued round the clock services, there are several that still offer them. They cater to the late-night crowd – students, second and third shifters, police, doctors, and several others like them who routinely perform their jobs long after... Continue Reading →
There were several accidents, both large and small, that took place. Ships ran aground and caught fire, and more than one person drowned. Several towns up and down the Mississippi have tragic stories, and Davenport, Iowa has more than its fair share. Sometimes, those events produce other, stranger tales.
August 30th, 1945 was just another day for most people. The Second World War had just come to an end a few weeks before. William Galitz was just another working man making a buck at the F.L. Implement Store in DeWitt, Iowa. The day had been uneventful, and all was well. And then he... Continue Reading →