The front page of this week’s “Walcott Community News” has news items about the C.W.A. (WPA) laying water main on East Durant St., the opening of a new and up-to-date beauty shop in Walcott and the first and only woman member of the Walcott Community Club. Also, the 4th page has an announcement about two dances being held in Walcott in the same week.
Another Works Progress Administration (WPA) project was the laying of drain tile on three different streets. A total of 250 yards of 4-inch water main was set at a depth of 4 to 5 feet below ground at the edge of the street. The men shown are working on the south side of the 300 block of East Durant Street.
The German community in and around Walcott enjoyed meeting together, dancing, and listening to the bands on the radio. On most Saturday or Sunday nights, the Coliseum was the place to be. Even well known bands performed in Walcott. From the “Battle of the Bands” to a wedding dance there was always at least one band performing.
Wednesday, October 11, 1933
The Davenport Democrat and Leader
Monday, November 11, 1963
The Daily Times
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