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1966 Yearbook

1966 Yearbook


1966 Yearbook


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"Best in the Midwest - QUAD-CITIES, U.S.A." is the keyword and the declaration of the business community. Shaped
to form a V, the above sign is located on the new approachway
to the Airport Terminal Building.
At the unveiling ceremony, Mr. Charles H. Whitmore, President of Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company and a trustee
of Saint Ambrose College, explained that the purpose of the new
sign is to help create a greater awareness of the many outstanding advantages of the Quad-City area among the travelers and
other visitors at the airport. "This sign is also intended," he
said, "as a means of focusing additional attention on the Quad-
Cities as one large metropolitan community — a single entity
rather than separate towns." The Mayors of the Quad-Cities,
Metropolitan Airport Authority Board members, officers of the
Iowa-Illinois Industrial Development Group, and executives of
Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company were in attendance.
This activity is evidence and reason why many students come
to study and remain a lifetime in the Quad-Cities.
Located on the right bank of the Mississippi River are the
cities of Davenport and Bettendorf. This community is the third
largest metropolitan area of Iowa and ranks high as a retail
and business center. It has diversified industrial development
ranging from meat packing to airplane parts — high fashion
women's clothing to master alloy processing.
The Mississippi is channelized to a depth of five feet from
New Orleans to the Twin Cities. Locally marine terminals handle
petroleum, coal, grain and a variety of other commodities thru
the Federal Barge Lines and other shipping carriers handling
both freight and passenger traffic.
Motor freight and bus service operates over nine U.S. high-


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St. Ambrose University 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA 52803