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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, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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