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Quad Cities International Airport… A Quick Look Back In History

In 1910, a Rock River valley pasture known as “Franing Field” near Moline, Illinois, was selected for the first coast-to-coast flight by U.S. Army aircraft. Three men leased 30 acres in this pasture, and it officially became an airport. One … Continue reading

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