"Cool history" tour for UT students on spring break Print
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Written by M. McNeil   
Thursday, 14 March 2013 15:40
Some United Township high schoolers are spending one of their spring break days on a bus learning about the “cool” history of the Quad Cities

(East Moline, IL)  While on spring intersession, approximately 65 United Township students will be on a Quad Cities tour of “cool and historic” places led by their history teacher, Heather Monson.

The Lights ON for Learning students will board a bus Friday (March 15th) morning and tour such local landmarks as the Deere/ Wieman house, Lagomarcinos,  Ross’s restaurant, Campbell’s Island, the Looney House, etc.  Monson says she wants the students to realize the cultural history of the area and develop an interest in local history.  “As a history teacher, I find history dazzling and think when people know the background of their area they can appreciate it more and become more interested in the current events of our area”.

***The media is invited to visit with Monson and the students at any of their stops along the tour—see schedule below***

The Rock Island County Regional Office of Education and the 21st CCLC grant funds the “Lights ON For Learning” program at UT.


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Itinerary for 2013 Cool QC History Tour

8:50 am  Meeting the UTHS parking lot
9:00am Load the bus/take lunch orders/Call Ross’s
9:10am Head out/first stop Campbell’s Island
9:20am  Arrive at Campbell’s Island Monument
9:30am Debrief about Battle/Monument/Resort discuss the prison
9:40am  Load Bus Head to Deere/Wieman House
10am Arrive at Deere Wieman House for 1 hour tour
11am  Head to Ross’s Restaurant for lunch
11:20am Arrive at Ross’s for Lunch
12:3pm0 Finish Lunch Head to Arsenal Bridge/Bucktown/LeClaire Park Bix
12:45pm Bucktown area/ On bus begin background of Bucktown and the start of Citadal of Sin
1:10pm  Head to Rock Island for driving House tour
Downtown: Market Square/Argus Building
Begin with Looney House on Hill/20th then to 16th then Bel Air
Business tour: Van Dale and her businesses/Barber shop
2:20pm Lagomarcinos for drinks/green river and history of Lagos (tentative)
3:00pm head to school Wrap up with other historical events and places for next time
3:30pm arrive back at UTHS