There's nothing glamorous about them ("the place is right out of a Springsteen song," another native remarked to me recently), but they're plucky, even adventurous, and not without a sense of humor—midwestern river cities through and through.
Near where the Rock River empties into the Mississippi is a tricky stretch once known as the Rock Island Rapids, which gave rise to the profession of riverboat piloting; in an earlier time there was barge and steamboat traffic in addition to the railroad.
The Lake Davenport Sailing Club, founded 1935, hosts races on the river Wednesdays and Sundays, Memorial Day through November.
One of the first things beginners learn is to steer clear of the dam downstream, past the old Wonder Bread factory.
Walnut and Webster chapter records of this statewide social and benevolent club comprised of farmwomen.
Women’s drama study club founded in 1914 in Iowa City.
Percival, Iowa, women’s study club founded in 1922.
Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island preserves part of historic Saukenuk and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Whether you’re looking for a fun way to get exercise or groove your strokes, a tennis clinic from QCTC will get you there.Our fast paced tennis clinics incorporate drills and games into a fun, no pressure atmosphere.It’s an older crowd, for sure—you might catch my mom on drums—but most everything on the menu, including beers and shots, is a dollar (the tenderloin and burgers went up to .50 not long ago).In addition to Blackhawk Park, as the locals call it, there are natural attractions including Davenport’s Nahant Marsh (nahantmarsh.org), a large urban wetland; check out qcwildplaces It isn't even a lake—just the muddy Mississippi as it flows past Davenport, Iowa.