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Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois

American Queen Steamboat Is Royally Entertaining

October 21st, 2016

The American Queen Steamboat billed the largest paddle-wheel riverboat ever built had stopped in Bettendorf this week. It was on its way down to St. Louis and the Quad Cities is one of the many stops along the route south for this steamship. While it was here in town I was offered an opportunity to take a tour of the boat. They meant it when they said biggest ever built. I could see the giant smokestacks from the road. The length of the ship stretched out towering over all the little boats docked near by. I made my way up the ramp to this huge boat. My visit started with a meal in the lower deck... Read More

Bucktown’s Revive 2 A Brilliant Experience For The Artists

August 25th, 2016

In the back of a newspaper a couple of weeks ago I came across a call to entry. The Bucktown gallery was looking for submissions for a show called Revive2 that had to include something recycled. I have never had art in a gallery show before, but since this was my preferred medium I had a couple of pieces already, so I thought I would submit them and hope for the best. I was overjoyed to hear I had been accepted, and have been extremely pleased to be a part of the show, which is on display at Bucktown, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport, and will have a closing reception this weekend at 6 p.m. As for my... Read More