How we started 

Marycrest International University
1607 W 12 St
Davenport, IA 52804

St. Ambrose University
518 W Locust
Davenport, IA 52804

Palmer College of Chiropractic
1000 Brady St
Davenport, IA 52803

Augustana College
639 38 St
Rock Island, IL 61201

H & R Block
1715 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 52804

E & J
200 24 Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201

American Institute of Commerce
1801 E Kimberly Rd
Davenport, IA 52807

How we started            

The first week's installment, How We Got Started, discusses how the river drew early settlers and powered their industrial ambitions. Stories detail the rise of the farm machinery and lumber industries, and the development of the railroads that took the finished products to market.

River a constant in Quad-Cities History
Military a big employer since 1816
River to industry: More power to you
Rock Island lock and dam first of 29
Streetcars provided transport, entertainment
Moline takes advantage of location
R.I. Line was `a mighty fine road'
Train depots bustled with history
Davenport thinks cycle on upswing again
River runs through Moline, R.I. history
Hennepin Canal both ahead and behind its time
Friends of the Canal keep interest flowing
Buffalo Bill was born in Princeton
HY&T short line railroad was long on good times
Beiderbecke played what wasn't written
Old Maude a Velie invention
Potter set publishing precedent
Henry County propers from land
Whiteside goes though change
River ferries as old as Q-C history
Rock River dam gives and takes
Strip-mining coal big in its day
Railroads spurred manufacturing
Iowa Interstate picks up pieces
Bettendorf offers mix of industry, housing
Grain, hogs are Henry County
Coal Valley is the place to live
Mercer County towns starting to grow once again
Milan proud of business
Rural regions develop
From frog pond, rail junction, E.M. developed
Age of steam boosted Quad-Cities
Lumber giants flourished in Q-C at century's turn
First Mississpipppi bridge lasted but two weeks
Last bridge nearly 30 years old
Deere weathers ups and downs; keeps on running
Fewer farmers produce more with less effort
Gless Brothers haul liquids cross country
Modular, log homes popular for Blue Grass builders
Walcott bank preserves history
Veterninarians change with times
Truck stop a city in itself

Copyright 1999, Moline Dispatch Publishing Co.