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Dr. Roald Tweet on how Rock Island began

October  21, 2016

Dr. Roald Tweet, professor emeritus of English and Conrad Bergendoff Professor emeritus in the Humanities, takes us back in time to what life was like in Stephenson, Ill., in 1841, and the controversy that swirled like the waters below Fort Armstrong over the renaming of the community lying in the lee of the Mississippi's greatest limestone island.