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Friday, February 19, 2010

Old Downtown Moline

Moline was a small town to have electric trolleys.
When my father plugged in his electric razor, the trolley
slowed down.

New York Store

Block and Kuhl, later Carson, Pirie, Scott

Shopping in downtown Moline was full of variety, a touch of big city glamor with the large department stores. However, the short-sighted city fathers wanted their downtown parking meter money. The shortage of parking and the Amazonian meter maids help drive retail shoppers uptown. The shoppers still had to walk blocks in those crowded shopping center lots. But they saved their nickels, and that counted in parsimonious Moline.