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Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View with paintings by Rose Frantzen is at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, from Oct. 27-Jan. 20. There also will be an audio collage of the portrait subjects. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7; $6 for ages 60 and up and students with ID; $4 for ages 3-12. Call (563) 326-7804 for details.

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  Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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