21st Annual Wapsi River Ecology Day


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Posted Online: Oct. 03, 2012, 2:45 pm
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Press release submitted by Wapsi River Center

Footsteps into Iowa's Past

Saturday, October 13, 2012

10:00 to 11:45 A.M. ~ Native Skills ~ Come learn a variety of native skills including: rope making, cattail toys or baskets and hunt our version of the wild Mastodon using early hunting techniques.

12:00 to 1:00 P.M. ~ Lunch at the Ring-of-Pines ~ Please bring your lunch. A grill and roasting sticks will be provided for grilling.

1:00 to 2:45 P.M. ~ Iowa's Fossil Past ~ Join members of the University of Iowa's "Geo-Science" Department to learn about fossilized creatures found in the ancient oceans that once covered the state. Participants are invited and encouraged to bring their fossil finds for identification.

3:00 to 4:45 P.M. ~ Prehistoric Indian Cultures in Iowa ~ Bernie Peeters, Vice-president of the Quad City Archeological Society, will present a slide show and discussion of the lifestyles, artifacts and culture of Iowa's Native Peoples. Participants are invited and encourage to bring any artifacts they might possess for identification.

7:00 to 9:00 P.M. ~ Eastern Iowa Star Party ~ The Quad City Astronomical Society hosts this annual event at the Monsignor Menke Astronomical Observatory. They invite the public to join them for this celestial celebration.

Please call to register for this action-packed day!!!




















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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