which helped finance the QC Airport in Moline.
Today is Dave Coopman's birthday. Say hello to him on Facebook.
He mentioned that the proof-sheets for his new book on Quad-City aviation had just arrived. That always means more work, more corrections, but also the incipient thrill of a new book coming out.
We all have a great deal of respect for Dave's work in preserving Quad-City history. To master the details and present them in an interesting form is quite a challenge. Many historians are not up to the task. They preserve their notecards and print every single one of them, in the name of history.
Dave has given me a new respect for many different Quad-City pioneers and figures, and a much better understanding of our hometown area.
Look up his other books and order them. Each one is worth reading and keeping.