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 Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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