Labor Day weekend is coming up, which means it time for those souped-up go-carts to race around the streets of downtown Rock Island. Fun, fun, fun. Rock Island Grand Prix
Here's your chance to be part of a world record. Head to Rock Island (Illinois) this weekend (August 18) with your canoe or kayak to be part of the attempt to assemble a flotilla of at least 1,903 boats. Guided paddles along the Mississippi and backwaters will take place throughout the day, but the world
If you like St. Patrick's Day, you'll love the festivities in the Quad Ciites as the nation's only interstate St. Patrick's Day Grand Parade marches on this Saturday (March 17, 2012). The parade starts at 11:30am at 4th Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island, works its way through downtown, then crosses the Mississippi River
Life on the road can be entertaining and immensely rewarding, but there are times I feel isolated and disconnected from home, friends, family, and the world around me. Thanks to these folks and the kindness of many others whose names I never learned, people I’m unlikely to cross paths with again, those times are easier to weather.
Population (2010) 39,018 NOTE: See the Quad Cities overview for regional information on tourism centers, festivals, and getting around. Early History In 1833, the Illinois legislature created Rock Island County with the county seat to be located at a city called Stephenson (read about the early county seat battle here). In 1841, the name was
The Sauk and Mesquakie nations trace their roots to northeast Canada. Both nations were composed of Algonquin speakers who lived in stable villages; members frequently intermarried. Because of land pressure from advancing European settlements that sent them searching for new hunting grounds and a series of lost battles with the Iroquois, the Sauk and Mesquakie had little choice