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Gangsters & Ghosts Come to Life in Rock Island

October 30th, 2019

Step into the past with Quad City Haunts & History Tours. You’ll discover that dead folks do tell tales as you explore the streets and haunts of Rock Island. Join QC Haunts for their current walking tour of Rock Island, Gangsters & Ghosts. If you think all the big-time gangsters of Illinois were in Chicago, then you haven’t heard about John Looney. In the early 1900s, Looney ruled an empire of booze, bribery, extortion, gambling, and prostitution … and he was responsible for at least six murders.  See Looney’s old haunts and some actual haunts along the way, including... Read More

Echoes from Riverside Bringing the Past to Life

September 28th, 2018

A cemetery with over 160 years of history is bound to be filled with interesting stories and important life lessons.  One local cemetery has created a way to keep those stories and lessons alive to this day. Moline Parks and Recreation is hosting their annual ‘Echoes from Riverside’ on Saturday Sep 29 at Riverside Cemetery (2900 6th Avenue Moline). This one of a kind walk down memory lane brings some the area’s earliest citizens and their stories to life for all to hear. You will find a common theme in the stories you are presented- Unfortunate Endings. Tickets for this event will be available... Read More

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