February 2018 Newsletter
Our most recent newsletter covers many things that should interest you. There is lots to learn about Chippiannock Cemetery, both in the article in this newsletter and at our upcoming “Local History Talks” at Hauberg Civic Center, featuring Jill Doak, President of Chippiannock Cemetery Association.
Anyone who has researched a building in our community probably consulted the Sanborn Maps. Now this extensive collection is available online. Follow the link from the RIPS News to explore this historic document.
So much is happening in our historic downtown Rock Island! Learn about the Best Building which is on its way to becoming residential housing and a boutique hotel. The news of a Downtown National Register District may help ensure its success. And the historic County Courthouse is still making headlines. Find out how you can help in efforts to advocate for saving this building from destruction.
RIPS appreciates your ongoing support. Our year ends at the end of January and we invite you to renew your membership. Dues are $15 per person and may be sent to RIPS, P.O. Box 3261, Rock Island IL 61204-3261
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