The Great Quad Cities Listen

For nearly two centuries, Quad Citizens have here come here from all over the world and from all walks of life. The Great Quad Cities Listen is an attempt to collect and share all of our many diverse stories. By sharing our stories with one another, we hope to not only gain in civic pride, but more than this build connections and create a more compassionate Quad Cities.

These stories will be shared with StoryCorps and archived in the Library of Congress.

StoryCorps' mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

Linda Johnson (top) interviewed Betty Pfau and Juanita Farmer.
Jared Johnson / WVIK

Sisters Juanita Farmer and Betty Pfau talk with Juanita's daughter, Linda Johnson, about growing up in Hampton, Illinois as part of The Great Quad Cities Listen. 

Elvia and Gregorio Aguilar (left) and their son, Greg Aguilar.
Courtesy of Greg Aguilar

Greg Aguilar and his mother, Elvia, recorded their Great Quad Cities Listen interview at the Boys and Girls Club in Moline during Mercado on Fifth.

Dick Stahl talks talks to his wife, Helen, about his lifelong infatuation with the Mississippi River as part of The Great Quad Cities Listen.

Ellen and David Martin join The Great Quad Cities Listen to discuss Ellen's family history in the Quad Cities area.

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