Chippiannock Cemetery

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Arcadia Publishing, 2010 - History - 127 pages
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Built on a ridge named for the great Native American spirit Manitou, Chippiannock Cemetery has honored the dead of Rock Island County for over 150 years. Chippiannock, which means "village of the dead" in the Sauk and Fox languages, is truly a village. People from all walks of life are buried in the majestic rolling grounds. From railroad and lumber barons to blacksmiths and riverboat captains, here one will find the people who made this land along the Mississippi River thrive. Upon stepping through the gates of Chippiannock, one finds memorials to the dead, ranging from artistic and stately to simple or humble. Each stone tells a story-whether it is a cenotaph in honor of Civil War major general John Buford or the two Dimick children who passed away on the same day in 1878 of diphtheria. Today Chippiannock remains an active, "living" cemetery, beloved by locals and considered a jewel of the Quad Cities.
  

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Review: Chippiannock Cemetery (Images of America: Illinois)

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Chippiannock Cemetery is a large cemetery in the Quad City area (Moline and Rock Island, IL and Davenport adn Bettendorf, IA). It has wonderfully beautiful memorials, to quaint and odd stones of ... Read full review

Review: Chippiannock Cemetery (Images of America: Illinois)

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I wrote it, so I like it. I hope you enjoy it, too! It's a beautiful cemetery. I hope you get a chance to visit it. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Introduction
7
The History of Chippiannock
9
The Pioneers
23
Outstanding Citizens
43
The Military
59
The Children
71
The Notorious
83
Symbols in the Cemetery
95
The Storm of July 2008
107
A Lively Community
115
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Minda Powers-Douglas is a writer and cemetery advocate from Moline. She is the editor and founder of Epitaphs Magazine and the Web site TheCemeteryClub. She also leads workshops on cemetery art and symbolism, gravestone rubbing, and memoir writing.

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