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Moline

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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Rock Island

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 changed to Rock […]

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Hampton

NOTE: See the Quad Cities overview for regional information on tourism centers, festivals, and getting around. History Henry McNeal left his home in Canada at a very young age and went west. He worked on the Great Lakes and in the lead mines around Galena for a while. In 1828, at the ripe old age of […]

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