These cities are the center of the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area, which as of 2013 had a population estimate of 383,781 and a CSA (Combined Statistical Area) population of 474,937, making it the 90th largest CSA in the nation.
Before European settlers came to inhabit the Quad Cities, the confluence of rivers had attracted many varying cultures of indigenous peoples, who used the waterways and riverbanks for their settlements for thousands of years.
There is a singles dance every Friday from 5 to 8 pm at the Rusty Nail on Locust St. Older music, but fun to dance to, Hmm, Dougie, are you starting to think it's going to be harder to get people together than first thought? I think there are so many forums, some are similar with different titles, that it's hard to wade through them to find something.
I would be glad to go and meet you there just to give us both some "comfort zone" if you like.
You'll laugh, but I have gone to the 5 to 8 PM with my 80 year old second cousin who likes to dance too.
In 1848, John Deere moved his plough business to Moline.
His business was incorporated as Deere & Company in 1868.