Rock Island County by David T Coopman
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Rock Island County
By David T Coopman

Rock Island County

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Rock Island County by David T Coopman

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The history of Rock Island County, once known as the farm implement capital of the world, starts well before that industry sprung up on the Mississippi River at a point where the river runs east to west. Fur trading, farming, mining, milling, and lumber all played a key role in the county s formation. As the railroad moved west, the first rail bridge over the Mississippi at Rock Island created a transportation hub and furthered the area s process of industrialization. This volume of vintage pictures looks at the county from the early 1800s, prior to its creation, through the mid-1960s. It illustrates the rich rural influence of the settlements, villages, and townships; the development of the cities and their industries, businesses, and educational and cultural centers; and how the people who worked the fields and factories made use of and enjoyed their leisure time."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780738552392
ISBN-10: 0738552399
Format: Paperback / softback
(233mm x 166mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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