Burlington

Burlington was built on a bowl-shaped depression at the end of a ravine that opens up at the Mississippi. As the city grew, folks built up, over, and around the hills, expanding into the prairies that spread out from the bluffs. Visitors will find most of the attractions concentrated in the flatlands and hills of the original […]

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Kingston

Located next to the bluffs a bit north of Burlington, the village of Kingston was founded by W. King. In the late 19th century, it had a couple of general stores, a shoe shop, and a few other businesses that provided the essentials of small town life. A major flood in 1922 hit Kingston hard, […]

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Oakville

The site that is Oakville today attracted only a few scattered families until late in the 19th century. Most folks, I assume, looked at the swampy bottomlands and figured they could do better. They were probably right. The completion of the first railroad in the area in 1885 and the railroad bridge at Keithsburg the […]

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