Title

Muscatine – A City with Two Histories History

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5:50

Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

Fall 10-1-2013

Class

Rhetoric 0146

Instructor

Matt Gilchrist

Abstract

Devin Pettit, the residential history buff in Muscatine, illustrated two histories in the riverfront town. Furthermore, he explained that these two histories are correlative to what the city is today.

Muscatine has been through many changes and alterations throughout its history as a city on the river. However, the technological developments that brought industry and business to the town a century ago were been short-lived, but remnants of its heyday are still evidenced in the factory buildings lining the riverfront today. Our group wanted to learn more about this history. We wanted to discover the reason for the remaining remnants of the formerly great button industry.

Location

Muscatine, IA

Rights

Copyright © 2013 Connor Castonguay, Sammy McLaughlin and Elizabeth Slaughter

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