Remember the riverfront dump in Davenport? Here are some images from the landfill that is now Centennial Park.
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June 5, 1975: Illegal dumping continued even after Davenport barred the public from it's riverfront dump. The city stopped using the site July 1, 1975. Photo by Larry Fisher/Quad-City Times.
City garbage trucks for decades piled Davenport waste on the riverfront.
Signs tried to keep the public from continuing to use Davenport's riverfront dump.
December 1968: Heavy equipment covers trash in Davenport's levee landfill.
A 1960s Times graphic shows plans for a sewer line eventually installed through the city's riverfront dump.
Davenport firefighters used a jeep dubbed “Slugger” to reach frequent fires in the city dump that now is the site of Centennial Park.
An aerial shot shows the dumps north and east of the the Crescent Bridge railroad line.
Davenport firefighters try to soak garbage piles an extinguish one of the frequent dump fires.
A fire in the late 1960s brought Davenport firefighters back to the dump.
May 7, 1970: Firefighters attack another riverfront dump blaze.