Episode 3: Sudden Endings

Winter driving is something that virtually all Midwestern drivers have to face down at some point. One night in 1926, Singleton Gardiner discovered just how bad it could be when he found his car sliding toward the side of a moving train in rural Illinois.   Sources   Singleton Gardiner Presented Diamond Set Gold Badge... Continue Reading →

Fire in the Snow: The Sudden End of Singleton Gardiner

Winter driving can always be sketchy in the Midwest. Snow, ice, and plummeting temperatures can create dangerous road conditions. Almost one-hundred years ago this month, a Davenport man named Singleton Gardiner tragically found that out. Insurance Agent    Singleton Gardiner was the superintendent of the Davenport division of the Prudential Insurance Company. He had originally... Continue Reading →

Cautionary Tales of the Midwest’s Roadways

               Writing is my passion. I enjoy sharing the stories that I collect along my way with whoever cares to listen, and more than a few that don’t sometimes!                 However, like many people out there, I work a day job. Like musicians and writers before, I haven’t yet broken into that mystical land where... Continue Reading →

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