Images of Aviation, Quad City International Airport

Images of Aviation, Quad City International Airport

in Images of Aviation (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2011), 128 page(s),
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Abstract / Summary
In 1922, three men were so captivated with flying they leased 30 acres of cow pasture south of Moline to serve as a landing field. Other early aviators and barnstormers began using Franing Field, and it soon became known as Moline Airport. The field hosted the Ford Reliability Tour four times, served as part of the original New York to Dallas airmail route, had passenger service as early as 1927, became one of Illinois's largest Works Progress Administration projects, weathered financial struggles and a battle with neighboring Davenport, Iowa, over which community would possess the area's commercial airport, and has enjoyed constant growth and updates for both airline and general aviation traffic. This collection of historical photographs and images will present the people, planes, events, and development of that former pastureland into today's modern Quad City International Airport, the third largest airport for passenger traffic in the state of Illinois.
Field of Interest
American History
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2011 by David T. Coopman
Content Type
Book
Duration
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Format
Text
URL
http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=9780738583716
Page Count
128
Publication Year
2011
Publisher
Arcadia Publishing
Place Published / Released
Charleston, SC
Subject
American History, History, American Studies, World War I & Jazz Age (1914-1928), Depression & World War II (1929-1945), Post-war Era (1945-1960), The Sixties (1960-1974), Late Twentieth Century (1975-2000), Airplanes, Modes of transportation, Public buildings, Primera Guerra Mundial y Época de Jazz (1914-1928), Primeira Guerra Mundial e a Era do Jazz (1914-1928), Depressão e Segudna Guerra Mundial (1929-1945), Gran Depresión y Segunda Guerra Mundial (1929-1945), O Pós-Guerra (1945-1960), Época de Posguerra (1945-1960), Los Años Sesenta (1960-1974), Os Anos Sessenta (1960-1974), Finales del Siglo Veinte (1975-2000), Final do Século XX (1975-2000), Illinois, Rock Island County, IL
Series / Program
Images of Aviation
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Primera Guerra Mundial y Época de Jazz (1914-1928), Primeira Guerra Mundial e a Era do Jazz (1914-1928), Depressão e Segudna Guerra Mundial (1929-1945), Gran Depresión y Segunda Guerra Mundial (1929-1945), O Pós-Guerra (1945-1960), Época de Posguerra (1945-1960), Los Años Sesenta (1960-1974), Os Anos Sessenta (1960-1974), Finales del Siglo Veinte (1975-2000), Final do Século XX (1975-2000)

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