Davenport


Davenport
/dav"euhn pawrt', -pohrt'/, n.
1. John, 1597-1670, Puritan clergyman: one of the founders of New Haven.
2. a city in E Iowa, on the Mississippi River. 103,264.

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      city, seat (1838) of Scott county, eastern Iowa, U.S. It lies on the north bank of the Mississippi River and is the largest of the Quad Cities, an urban complex that includes neighbouring Bettendorf to the east and Moline and Rock Island across the river in Illinois. Credit Island, now a park, was a battlefield in the War of 1812; Fort Armstrong (restored) was established on Rock Island in 1816.

       Fox ( Sauk and Mesquakie) Indians inhabited the region in the early 19th century. Antoine LeClaire acquired the site—originally called (its Native American name) Oskosh and later Morgan—after the treaty ending the Black Hawk War (1832) was signed there; he then sold it to a fur trading company headed by Colonel George Davenport. The first railroad bridge to span the Mississippi River was opened at Davenport in 1856, and the development of both river and rail transportation assured the city's growth as a trading centre.

      Davenport's manufactures include farm machinery, clothing, aluminum, alloy metal products, and processed foods. Riverboat gambling casinos also contribute to the economy. The Palmer College of Chiropractic was founded in Davenport by D.D. Palmer, who initiated the chiropractic system in 1895. Davenport is also the seat of Marycrest International University (1939), St. Ambrose University (1882), and Palmer Junior College (1965). Scott Community College (1965) is in adjacent Bettendorf. The Davenport Museum of Art has a notable collection of Grant Wood paintings, and the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science features exhibits of regional interest. The Bix Beiderbeke Memorial Jazz Festival is held annually in July. Inc. town, 1839; city, 1851. Pop. (1990) city, 95,333; Davenport–Moline–Rock Island MSA, 350,861; (2000) city, 98,359; Davenport–Moline–Rock Island MSA, 359,062.

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