PROGRESS 99 - A Q-C CENTURY
Where technology brought us 



Marycrest International University
1607 W 12 St
Davenport, IA 52804
319-326-9512

St. Ambrose University
518 W Locust
Davenport, IA 52804
913-333-6000

Palmer College of Chiropractic
1000 Brady St
Davenport, IA 52803
319-884-5800

Augustana College
639 38 St
Rock Island, IL 61201
309-794-7473

H & R Block
1715 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 52804
319-326-3539

E & J
200 24 Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
309-788-6341

American Institute of Commerce
1801 E Kimberly Rd
Davenport, IA 52807
319-355-3500
1-800-747-1035

Rock Island County Farm Bureau
1601 52 Ave
Moline, IL 61265
309-736-7432

Hempel Pipe and Supply
951 S Rolff St
Davenport, IA 52802
319-326-1694


PROGRESS 99:
Where technology brought us

In the final installment, Where Technology Brought Us, examines the technological and scientific advances that changed the way we work, live and play.

Air conditioning `cool'
Velie built planes, too
A brief history of the Quad City Airport
Rock Island once big in beer biz
It figures, calculators have become a necessity
Why do we love our cars?
Quad-Cities an early Detroit
`Clunky' cellular phones cheaper, fit in hand
Napkin ties Q-C to computer
The Internet takes us around the world in seconds
Computers add convenience -- for most
Computers: Who'd want that contraption?
Today's disposable diapers a far cry from originals
We take electricty for granted
Documents travel in seconds by fax
Original ice boxes not as cool as today's
Birdeye's discovery fits our lifestyles
Geology Fryxell legacy
GPS: high tech gives you the lowdown
Hospitals' role hasn't changed
Man improves on nature through hybrids
Eldridge sees growth in many quarters
Work force, accessibility bring business to Eldridge
Engineering firms show growth
Contacts see many changes
TV's taken giant strides
Treatment replaces mental hospitals
Microwaves not fully utilized
Q-C boasted 30 movie houses in their heyday
Area among first for 911 service
The beat goes on and on, often with a pacemaker
Modern pagers can `beep' in email, radio
B.J. Palmer kept busy
Synthetics revolutionize textiles
Automatic price scanners change the way we shop
History of telephone rings with change
How electricity works
Early TV schedules limited
Robots aren't just for movies or kids' toys
Ads tout Tv features
Generating electricity has come long way; what's next?
Local programing key for public broadcasters
Speed technology develops faster than drivers
Radio changes format to maintain audience
Magic elixir could `cure' all
Recording CDs now can be done at home
Conception of the pill gave birth to new lifestyle
Vaccines have made world a safer place
VCR: a video convenience recorder
Camcorders led to home video revolution
Davenport home of washers

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