When that anonymous philosopher claimed that women's place was in the home, communities around Rock Island were apparently not listening. By 1900, few other areas of the Mississippi Valley offered women as many clubs with which to improve their minds, hearts, spirits, or social status.
Some promotions take place only after death. For many years, a number of large oval photographs of 19th century Engineer boats lay scattered around the headquarters of the Rock Island District Engineers. They were cyanotypes—looking more like blue-prints than photos. Many had already been pitched during periodic house cleanings.
When you were little, do you remember your parents telling you to look both ways when crossing the street, and then do it twice more? Paying close attention is good advice as a number of old upper Mississippi steamboat pilots could tell you.
Dozens gathered outside the Bettendorf Police Department on Saturday to protest police brutality. This rally was just the most recent of several demonstrations planned by a new civil rights organization in the Quad Cities called We F.I.G.H.T.
It's there, everywhere. Our skyscrapers rest on it, it lies under the wheels of our cars from New York to San Francisco, but I don't suppose your average person thinks about concrete more than once a week or so.