Scott County Library to show locally made Civil War documentary


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Originally Posted Online: March 25, 2013, 3:51 pm
Last Updated: March 26, 2013, 12:06 am
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Press release submitted by Scott County Library System



Scott County Library System to show locally made Civil War documentary

The Scott County Library in Eldridge will kick off our National Library week celebration with a special showing of the documentary The Rock Island Civil War Prison: Andersonville of the North on Sunday April 14th at 1 p.m. The film will be followed by a talk given by film researcher and art director, Dr. Ezra Sidran.
The 30-minute documentary tells the story of the prison using dramatic photos and other high-definition images. It documents the life of prisoners using their own words from diaries and letters. The documentary was produced by Heritage Documentaries, Inc. a Quad City based nonprofit organization that creates movies and books telling the stories of people, places, and events. To see a trailer of the film or to purchase a copy, visit http://www.heritagedocumentaries.org.

For more information on this and other library programs, please visit http://www.scottcountylibrary.org


















 



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  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

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1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
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