The John Davis houseboat, 1880s

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Description

A houseboat that belonged to John Davis. Son Otis is sitting next to it on a ridge of land; a wooden plank to the left of him serves as a plank to get on and off the deck of the houseboat. Behind the houseboat, both the Coralville Dam and the flour mill can be seen. Three figures - possibly mill workers - stand in-between the dam and mill talking.

John Davis moved to Johnson County in 1864. On July 4, 1865, he married Anna M. Estilley. They had four children: Emma, Lenora, Otis L. (b. 1874), and Harry (Lovetinsky et al., p. 98).

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

1880s

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given.

Format

jpeg

Coverage

Coralville, Iowa

Files

98.34.103.jpg

Citation

“The John Davis houseboat, 1880s,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed December 9, 2021, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/146.

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