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Permanent exhibits at the Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, include the Asian Gallery; Black Earth/Big River; Ocean Experience; the Hall of Mammals; River, Prairie and People; Unearthing Ancient Egypt; View Space; the Spark Learning Lab, and Ume Warumi. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7; $6 for ages 60 and up, military, students; $5 for ages 3-12; free for ages 2 and under; $1 Mondays June 3-Aug. 12. For more information, call 563-324-1933.

Friday, January 2, 2009 to Tuesday, December 23, 2014




                                                                                                                             




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  Today is Monday, July 28, the 209th day of 2014. There are 156 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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