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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 Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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