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Downtown Davenport in Scott County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Corner of Ripley and Third Streets

— The Celtic Heritage Trail —

 
 
Corner of Ripley and Third Streets Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
1. Corner of Ripley and Third Streets Marker
Inscription.  Born in Dundee, Scotland, James MacKintosh traveled to Canada in 1817 and became a bookbinder. In 1835 he journeyed to Iowa, explored the state's unpeopled prairies, and became one of the founding fathers of Davenport. In October, 1836, in a log house built by Antoine LeClaire, MacKintosh opened a small store selling dry-goods, groceries, hardware and provisions to the Davenport populace. A leading businessman, Mackintosh served on the first jury empanelled in the state of Iowa and reverted to his original trade of bookbinding to become Iowa's first official bookbinder. He was killed in the Civil War.
 
Erected by The Riverboat Development Authority • The Celtic Heritage Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 41° 31.355′ N, 90° 34.721′ W. Marker is in Davenport, Iowa, in Scott County. It is in Downtown Davenport. Marker is at the intersection of North Ripley Street and West 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south
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on North Ripley Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 336 N Ripley St, Davenport IA 52801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The LeClaire House Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Anthony's Church & Parish (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dillon Fountain (approx. ¼ mile away); Petersen Memorial Music Pavilion (approx. ¼ mile away); First Chiropractic Adjustment (approx. ¼ mile away); Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Davenport.
 
Also see . . .  James Mackintosh, Esq. Biography of the early Davenport settler that originally appeared as a chapter in Franc B. Wilkie's 1858 book, Davenport Past and Present. (Celtic Cousins) (Submitted on July 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Corner of Ripley and Third Streets Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 9, 2022
2. Corner of Ripley and Third Streets Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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