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With more than 200 historic photographs, Moline: City of Mills offers an overview of this dynamic river town located on the southern shore of the mighty Mississippi River. This book helps to celebrate 150 years of Moline's history, beginning with its incorporation in 1848. The city's history is closely tied to the Mississippi River. The name Moline comes from the French word qmoulin, q meaning qmill.q The river, together with some famous entrepreneurs, helped industry flourish in Moline. John Deere and his steel plow turned the city into the qagricultural implement center of the world.q During its lifetime, Moline has experienced steady growth, welcoming a variety of peoples and cultures. Continued commercial prosperity and a bright future are sure to allow for another interesting 150 years for Moline. Found within the pages of this volume, a special birthday gift from three longtime Moline residents, is a look back in time and an up-to-date panorama of people and places.To accommodate the new college students, John Deere and Calvin Coolidge had to take tenth grade in the two junior highs limiting their access to courses such as typing, lab sciences, and manual arts. In 1951 MCC was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges. In July of 1960 it was renamed Black Hawk Junior College, and by 1965, enrollment had grown to 750. With the donation of 47anbsp;...

Author: David R. Collins, Rich J. Johnson, Bessie J. Pierce
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 1998-08-01

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