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Arsenal Island

NOTE: See the Quad Cities overview for regional information on tourism centers, festivals, and getting around. Introduction Arsenal Island is a military installation but the public is welcome to visit; you will need to show a photo ID and tell them your destination, and they will give you a pass to enter. If you are […]

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Pleasant Valley

NOTE: See the Quad Cities overview for regional information on tourism centers, festivals, and getting around. History European settlement in Pleasant Valley began when Roswell Spencer built a log cabin in 1833. The following winter, the family of J.B. Chamberlin moved into the very same cabin and stuck around long enough to be considered Pleasant […]

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East Moline, Illinois

NOTE: See the Quad Cities overview for regional information on tourism centers, festivals, and getting around. Early History Before there was East Moline, there was Watertown and Happy Hollow, but by the time East Moline was platted in 1895, these early villages had vanished and the land was mostly undeveloped swamp. The only signs of […]

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