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Flooding of cottages in the Holy City barrio, Bettendorf, Iowa

American G. I. Forum, Minority Coalition, Davenport (MIN-CO).
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Page 1 of "Rodriguez Family of Holy City Bettendorf Family Genealogy and History," by Ernest Rodriguez
Family genealogy and history of the family of Albert and Muggie Belva Rodriguez, written by Ernest Rodriguez. In the last three pages of this memoir, Ernest writes about David and Manuel Macías.

Ernest Milton Rodriguez was born in 1928 in boxcar #8, Holy City, Bettendorf, Iowa.
Photograph of Adeline "Aunt Tiny" Adams Rowlett standing with little boy near the boxcars in Holy City barrio, ca. 1928.
From left, Richard (3 yrs.), John (4 yrs.), and Estefania Rodriguez (5 yrs.) in front of their boxcar home in Holy City, Bettendorf, Iowa, ca. 1928.
Photograph of Estefania Rodriguez sitting on blanket in Bettendorf, Iowa, 1923
Photograph of Muggie Adams Rodriguez holding daughter Estefania Joyce, Bettendorf, Iowa, December 1923. "Probably not Holy City because no houses there had siding. Probably a house on State Street in Bettendorf."
Norberto "Albert" Rodriguez holding daughter Estefania near the boxcars at Holy City, Bettendorf, Iowa, 1925
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