The Quad Cities has a very rich history. Inventors, American presidents, entrepreneurs, and many more notable people have lived, worked, and passed through the Quad Cities. Many things were invented in the Quad Cities or invented by people from the Quad Cities. While there are many interesting facts about the Quad Cities, we have the top 100 most interesting facts about the Quad Cities you may or may not know.

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Whether you were born and raised in the Quad Cities or new to the area, there are probably a lot of facts about the Quad Cities you might not know. There are many unique and interesting facts about the Quad Cities, but these are the 100 most interesting facts we wanted to share with you.

There have been articles like this in the past, but we've done the research, looked through books, websites, and anything else to prove these facts because when you read these, you're going to want proof yourself.

You'll find facts about the Quad Cities that will make you laugh, angry, and blow your mind. Before we get to all 100 facts, here are our top 5 most interesting facts about the Quad Cites you may or may not know.

  1. Walt Disney was denied as a cartoonist in Davenport and almost stop drawing.
  2. An Augustana professor discovered this first carnivore dinosaur in Antarctica.
  3. The recliner chair was invented in Rock Island.
  4. George Davenport was murdered.
  5. Dairy Queen really began in East Moline.

If you found those 5 facts interesting, you're in for a treat. Hopefully, a Quad Cities bar holds a trivia night about the Quad Cities because this would come in handy! Share these facts with your coworkers, family, friends, or whoever to see how impressed they are with your new knowledge about the Quad Cities.

Enjoy these 100 facts about the Quad Cities your may or may not know.

100 Interesting Facts About The Quad Cities You May Or May Not Know

The Quad Cities is filled with a very rich history. From inventions to crossing the Mississippi River, to American Presidents and Walt Disney, there are many facts about the Quad Cities that many people do not know. While there are many more stories and facts to share about the Quad Cities, you'll find in these 100 facts that all roads, somehow, lead back to the Quad Cities.

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