Moline, Illinois

What is Moline, Illinois known for?


largest agricultural

, was concluded between Moline and Davenport in 1935 and quickly became the preferred method for interstate transit. Roba, p. 124. A bustling retail sector emerged in downtown Moline, anchored by merchants like the New York Store, Sears & Roebuck, and JC Penney. Roba, p. 106. The economic reliance on the farm implement industry continued as Deere & Company emerged to become the largest agricultural machinery company in the world. Colonel


beautiful+historic

. The Overlook Historic Neighborhood Association has conducted numerous activities to promote its neighborhood, including "Art in the Park," an annual June art festival held in Velie Park featuring works from local artists, as well as a walking tour of some of Overlook's beautiful historic homes. Rock Island County Historical Society is also located here. '''Karsten's Park:''' This neighborhood is centered around the city park with the same name between 5th and 6th Streets and 22nd and 23rd


century articles

;Lowell (Lowell, Massachusetts) on the Mississippi", after a major industrial city of Massachusetts; Moline was marketed as a "Lowell (Lowell, Massachusetts) of the West" to potential investors and immigrants. As Moline grew around its mills and factories, and as its neighbor to the west, Rock Island, continued to grow at a similar pace, the neighboring towns ran up against one another's borders relatively quickly. In the mid-19th century, articles about "consolidation"


major efforts

is located in Moline, as is the headquarters of Kone in the United States, Quad City International Airport, Niabi Zoo, Black Hawk College, and the Quad Cities campus of Western Illinois University-Quad Cities. Moline is a retail hub for the Illinois Quad Cities, as Southpark Mall (Southpark Mall (Moline, Illinois)) and numerous big-box shopping plazas are located in the city. In the mid-1990s, the city undertook major efforts to revitalize its Moline Downtown


prominent founding

. Moline's founding fathers were primarily ambitious industrialists from New England. David B. Sears came to Moline from the Northeast by way of Cairo, Illinois, and Atkinson, John W. Spencer, and Spencer H. White, other prominent founding men, were also New Englanders. They brought a stern work ethic and controlled civic life; Moline, in contrast to its neighbors, was not a "shoot ‘em up river-town." Jae Bryson, "Moline follows industrious path


century style

Moline to the west and East Moline to the east. The Channel Cat Water Taxi and the Celebration Belle, a non-gaming excursion riverboat built in the 19th century style, both dock along the Parkway. In addition, the Moline Activity Center offers programs and activities for retired and semi-retired adults. Sports Moline was home to the Tri-Cities Blackhawks, a professional basketball team that evolved into what is today the Atlanta Hawks


national basketball

. Quad Cities to LaSalle–Peru U.S. Route 6 crosses the I-74 Bridge from Bettendorf, Iowa south into Moline (Moline, Illinois), concurrent (Concurrency (road)) with Interstate 74. It remains with Interstate 74 for 5 miles (8 km) until the intersection with Interstate 280 (Interstate 280 (Illinois-Iowa)) south of the Rock River (Rock River (Mississippi River)). U.S. 6 then turns east at the Quad Cities International Airport. It intersects Interstate 80 as it leaves the Quad Cities area, and closely parallels I-80 for the rest of its length in Illinois.


period shows

Avenues. 7th Street is the main thoroughfare through this neighborhood of many ethnicities. Residents of Karsten's Park are predominantly middle class; however, residential architecture of the period shows a growing affluence. Newer homes of the 1960s and 1970s era are located closer to 2nd Street, but the houses generally date from the 1920s–1940s. '''Wharton:''' Wharton, also sometimes known as Willard, is centered at the busy intersection of 16th Street and Avenue of the Cities (formerly 23rd


called rock

that year, Black Hawk (Chief Black Hawk) and his people were forced to leave the area and go north, paving the way for more European-American settlers to enter the Mississippi Valley. stone-and-brush dam across Sylvan Slough, thereby connecting the southern bank of the Mississippi River to what is today called Arsenal Island (Rock Island Arsenal). The dam not only served


quot brand

. Quad Cities to LaSalle–Peru U.S. Route 6 crosses the I-74 Bridge from Bettendorf, Iowa south into Moline (Moline, Illinois), concurrent (Concurrency (road)) with Interstate 74. It remains with Interstate 74 for 5 miles (8 km) until the intersection with Interstate 280 (Interstate 280 (Illinois-Iowa)) south of the Rock River (Rock River (Mississippi River)). U.S. 6 then turns east at the Quad Cities International Airport. It intersects Interstate 80 as it leaves the Quad Cities area, and closely parallels I-80 for the rest of its length in Illinois.

Moline, Illinois

'''Moline''' ( ) is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States, with a population of 43,977 in 2010. url http: www.census.gov geo www gazetteer files 2010_place_list_17.txt title 2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois publisher United States Census accessdate 2012-10-13 Moline is one of the Quad Cities, along with neighboring East Moline (East Moline, Illinois) and Rock Island (Rock Island, Illinois) in Illinois and the cities of Davenport (Davenport, Iowa) and Bettendorf (Bettendorf, Iowa) in Iowa. The Quad Cities has a population estimate of 381,342. The city is the ninth-most populated city in Illinois outside of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. The corporate headquarters (John Deere World Headquarters) of Deere & Company is located in Moline, as is the headquarters of Kone in the United States, Quad City International Airport, Niabi Zoo, Black Hawk College, and the Quad Cities campus of Western Illinois University-Quad Cities. Moline is a retail hub for the Illinois Quad Cities, as Southpark Mall (Southpark Mall (Moline, Illinois)) and numerous big-box shopping plazas are located in the city.

In the mid-1990s, the city undertook major efforts to revitalize its central business district (Moline Downtown Commercial Historic District), which had declined after suburban growth and retail changes after the 1950s and 1960s. Today, Moline's downtown again serves as one of the civic and recreational hubs of the Quad Cities; many events take place at the 12,000-seat i wireless Center (formerly known as The MARK of the Quad Cities) and at John Deere Commons. Downtown Moline features hotels such as Radisson (Radisson Hotels) and Stoney Creek Inn, and commercial areas such as Bass Street Landing and the historic 5th Avenue.

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