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The Colonel Davenport House, located on the north shore of Arsenal Island, is open for tours from noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday from May-Oct. The house is open at other times by appointment. It was occupied by the first white settler in the area, Col. George Davenport, and was built in 1833-34. There is a small gift shop. Tickets are $5; $3 for seniors and students; $10 per family. For group tours call (563) 388-9657 at least two weeks in advance. For school groups of 10 or more, it is $1 per person, and for adult groups of 10 or more, $2 per person. A photo ID is required for those ages 17 and up.

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  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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