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City of Davenport Engineering Department survey books

Identifier: 2000-01

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Engineering Department Survey Field Books **Note: October 5, 2012 the 35 pages pertaining to Camps McClellan and Kearney were scanned at 600 dpi grayscale to UMVDIA standards. File of TIF images saved to O: drive. File of pdf images saved to I:SC Box 1 no. 1-59 Box 2 no. 60-119 Box 3 no. 120-159 no. 167-174 no.176-181 Box 4 years 1860’s – 1880’s ****Survey book for 1865 includes drawings of Camps McClellan and Kearney *Contents listed as recorded/designated by City Engineer Warren Street from Front to Sixth Street Sept 12, 1865 Levels from 5th to 8th Street and Marquette Street Levels from 5th St to 3rd Street Survey of School House ___? District __? Plat of Part of Greens 1st Addition to Davenport Plat of Robert Christies 2nd Addition to Davenport Survey of High Street Oct. 23, 1865 Atalissa Iowa Oct 25, 1865 Levels for survey of canal on Cedar River Locust Street Survey of Shooting? Skating?? Park for Capt. Andres?? Survey of Perry Street from 7th to 9th Nov 3, 1865 Survey of Perry Street Survey of Camp McClellan & Camp Kearney Davenport Nov. 11, 1865 labels include: “guard house” “Indian prison” “corner of Indian prison” “stable” “Indian Camp” “well” “drafted men’s barracks” “eating house” “entrance to Indian pen” “officer’s quarters north building” “gard [sic] house” “cook” “headquarters” “north stable” “south stable” “ward 1” “ward 2” “officer’s house second story” “ward 4” “dispensary” “dining room” “commissary” “office” “grain” “stable” “shed” “ward 6”

Engineer: W. D. Clark Grade of Rock Island St. Levels on 7th Street from Farnum to LeClaire St. Survey of ___? For C. L. Watkins? Corner of 8th & Harrison Levels for grade of 7th & Warren Street April 9 Grade of 10th and Iowa St.

Box 5 years 1890’s – 1910’s


  • 1850-1919

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Range 14 Section 08

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Fair to good.

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Davenport IA 52801-1490 United States

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