Rock Island


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Rock Island

A city of northwest Illinois near Moline at the confluence of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers. It was founded in the mid-1800s on the site of a major Sauk village and became a Union prison during the Civil War.
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Noun1.Rock Island - a town in northwest Illinois on the Mississippi River; site of a Union prison during the American Civil War
IL, Illinois, Land of Lincoln, Prairie State - a midwestern state in north-central United States
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Omaha is connected with Chicago by the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad, which runs directly east, and passes fifty stations.
During the night it crossed the Mississippi at Davenport, and by Rock Island entered Illinois.
(4) the Gould family railway interests; and (5) Moore, Reid, and Leeds, known as the "Rock Island crowd." These strong oligarchs arose out of the conflict of competition and travelled the inevitable road toward combination.
According to Rock Island Armory, their guns are "solid as a rock." For this company with roots in the country of my birth, "it's not about cutting corners to make a less expensive gun.
"We're continuing to move forward with the exciting Rock Island project, a visionary redevelopment project that transforms the former Rock Island Silicon Smelter and the surrounding area into a commercial and industrial hub that encourages private and public investment in this underdeveloped portion of the city.
Byline: Roger Ruthhart The Dispatch-The Rock Island Argus
Reading Brad Fitzpatrick's justification for using the Rock Island Armory MAPP 22TCM9R that appeared in the January 2019 issue for self-defense was painful.
The Rock Island and Rocky Reach project-specific bonds are secured by a separate net revenue pledge for each project.
"While the Rock Island Sheriff's Department has informed the Sikh Coalition that the investigation continues, charges have not yet been submitted to the Rock Island State's Attorney's Office," the religious group added. 
ROCK ISLAND ISN'T THE FIRST COMPANY to build a 1911 downsized to fit the .380 ACP cartridge.
The event was hosted by two additional organizations Morgan is a part of, the Rock Island Arsenal Development Group and the Quad Cities Defense Alliance.