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The Buffalo Bill Museum and River Pilots' Pier 199 N. Front St., LeClaire, is open from 9 a.m.-5 pm. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Although its primary focus is the life of William Cody (1846-1917), who was born near LeClaire, the museum also highlights other famous people from the area, including engineer James Buchanan Eads; James Ryan, inventor of the flight recorder; riverboat pilots; the Sauk and Fox tribes; and pioneers. The 1869 Lone Star Steamer, a National Historic Landmark, is docked next door. Admission is $5; $1 for ages 6-15; free for ages 5 and under. Call (563) 289-5580 or (563) 289-4603, or email for details.

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  Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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