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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 Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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