Moline, Illinois has a large population of Americans with Belgian ancestry. The Center for Belgian Culture/the Belgian Museum of the Quad Cities has taken on the task of preserving the region’s Belgian heritage. Visit the museum on a normal day and you’ll see displays about homing pigeons, Belgian lace, and a game called Rolle Bolle, […]
The beaver we know today is nothing like the beaver of prehistoric times. Those beasts (Castoroides ohioensis) got as big as 8 feet and 220 pounds, about as big as some black bears today. That’s a lot of beaver! So it’s not entirely implausible that a giant beaver could eat a modern American city, as […]
NOTE: See the Quad Cities overview for regional information on tourism centers, festivals, and getting around. Early History Moline is another municipality that was founded on land originally owned by Antoine LeClaire. He sold several parcels to early settlers, many of whom were migrants from New England. Among them was David Sears, who built a […]
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