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Today we visited the John Deere seeder plant. We took a tour of the factory, where they make, assemble, and repair seeders. They make many types and sizes of seeders there, from small 4-ro seeders to 24-row ones. All their seeders are custom made, when a farmer orders them. They produce about 38 seeders a day, or 19 per shift. We also saw the John Deere pavilion, where we got to see some of thir other tractors, combines, ...
... time flew. Before I knew it, it was 7:45 and we were checking into a hotel in Davenport, IA.
Needless to say, Pippi was pretty wound up after two long days in the car and only one rest break today. I hope all three of us make it through our final day's drive tomorrow intact.
We figure we have just under 7 hours to drive tomorrow to complete our journey back to Cincy. As I will start back to ...
Stopped at a Resort Parks International (RPI) Park overnight - probably one of the nicest places we've ever been - and only $10 a night!
A lovely campground in true resort style. Wristbands are handed out at check-in, and with a wrist band, you can use one of their many paddle boats or canoes on the little lake that ...
... UNICEF. Unfortunately, however, he is linked to the Great Depression. Under his presidency came the Stock Market crash; he was also responsible for the unemployment of thousands of people in the 1930s.
In 1929, President Hoover signed the $165 million Boulder Canyon Project Act realizing a personal dream and paving the way for one of the great ...
... on the Mississippi River.
History of Davenport is about the same as all midwest cities, first settled by Indians, driven out by Europeans and later the Indians come back with casinos and become millionaires. Part of the Louisiana Purchase, Zebulon Pike first visited Davenport as a government representative. As the city became populated, Rock Island Railroad built the first railroad bridge across the Mississippi River in 1856. It ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet