Arsenal Island

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Rock Island Arsenal
... The Rock Island Arsenal comprises 946 acres (3.83 km2 1.478 sq mi), located on Arsenal Island, originally known as Rock Island, on the Mississippi River between the cities of Davenport, Iowa, and Rock ... The island was originally established as a government site in 1816, with the building of Fort Armstrong ... It is now the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the United States ...
Rock Island, Illinois - History
... village of Saukenuk was located on the south side of Rock Island, along the Rock River ... United States built Fort Armstrong on the island for defensive reasons in 1816 ... European Americans founded the Chicago, Rock Island Pacific Railroad here in 1851 ...

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    Beyond this island bound
    By a thin sea of flesh
    And a bone coast ...
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    We have the men—the skill—the wealth—and above all, the will.... We must be the great arsenal of democracy.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)