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New History of Bucktown

Sep 15, 2016
The History Press

A longtime center of entertainment in the Quad Cities is the subject of a new book. "A Brief History of Bucktown: Davenport's Infamous District Transformed" was written by Jonathan Turner, arts and entertainment reporter for the Dispatch and Argus newspapers.

Turner says it all started in the 1800's when German immigrants opened beer gardens in this part of downtown - from Brady Street to Government Bridge, and from 4th and 5th streets to the river. 

WVIK Staff

A ten-foot tall web of yellow yarn now decorates the main parking lot at Black Hawk College in Moline. This week, as part of an inter-active public art project, students and staff wrapped yarn around poles with signs, such as "I'm a dog person" or "I speak more than one language." 

Credit Friends of MLK

A new center will tell the untold stories of African Americans and people of color in the Quad Cities. In November, a group called the Friends of Martin Luther King will open its new Interpretive Center, on the corner of 5th and Brady Streets in Davenport. 

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Augustana College

After almost a year of construction, Augustana College has opened its new theater center to the public. Last night, the theater department performed its first production, "Rabbit Hole," in the new space. 

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