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Moline Public Library – East Meets West Film

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

East Meets West: The First Railroad to Cross the Mississippi 

River Heritage Documentaries, Inc

The 51-minute documentary tells the story of the bridge that first connected Rock Island to Davenport in 1856, including how Henry Farnam led the effort to build the railroad and the bridge; the dramatic collision with the steamboat Effie Afton just two weeks after the bridge was completed; and Abraham Lincoln’s successful defense of the railroad’s right to cross the river in the trial that followed. The bridge was not only a symbol of conflict but a crucial link to the transcontinental railroad and settlement of the West

Details

Date:
October 23
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Organizer

Moline Public Library
Phone:
309-524-2440
Website:
molinelibrary.org

Venue

Moline Public Library
3210 41st Street
Moline, IL 61265 United States
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Phone:
309-524-2440
Website:
molinelibrary.org