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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1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
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1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
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