Traditional
Task Difficulty: 1.5 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 1.5 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
Trolley Bridge - OU0609

 Magnetic Key box

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N 41° 32.258' W 90° 25.456' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Illinois
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Micro
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 07 March 2013
 Date Created: 07 March 2013
 Last Modified: 29 January 2015
 Waypoint: OU0609
 Also Listed On: Geocaching.com

 


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Description   EN   

Early 1900s

 

At the turn of the 20th century, Campbell's Island was bought by a streetcar company who intended to build an amusement park which would have covered the island. In 1904 the first streetcar bridge was constructed atop a closing dam that had been built by the Army Corp of Engineers in 1899.[5]

 

Campbell's Island was a popular resort area in the early to mid - 20th century. Cottages were available for rent, and some of the more affluent built their own summer cabins. Extra streetcars were added to the island in the mornings and afternoons to accommodate seasonal residents traveling to and from work in the cities.

 

The House-In-the-Woods, built in 1904, offered dining on the first floor and orchestra concerts in the ballroom on the second floor. It was destroyed by fire in 1911, but rebuilt the following spring and eventually renamed The Campbell's Island Inn. In the late 1950s the inn became the Ship's Wheel Boat Club, which had a floating dock that allowed customers to boat to the club. It suffered a flood in 1965 and burned down in 1979.

 

So take drive around the Island and take in the beaty of it all.

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1 10 May 2015 TommyGator Found it

Made a fast find this morning, then drove the Great River Road for a while.  Our first visit to Moline, and we'd like to come back sometime to ride the great bike paths!  Thanks for the cache and for introducing us to this area!