Rock Island History

Rock Island History: A Companion to the Architectural Walking Tours

Written by Kathleen Seusy, this very popular booklet gives a thorough overview of Rock Island history in just an hour’s read. Popular with citizens, tourists and students alike, this pamphlet covers the earliest settlement of this part of the Mississippi River Valley to the status of Rock Island at the eve of World War II. Filled with dates, photographs, influential people, local lore and amusing tales, this booklet offers a good grounding in Rock Island history. Reference to many of the architectural walking tours is an added bonus.
Rock Island History Brochure Cover
  • Pages: 44
  • Year Printed: 1992, Revised 1999, 2008
  • .PDF Version: Click on image to left.
  • Availability: Rock Island Public Library, Rock Island City Hall
  • Cost: Free