Building the American Dream program


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Press release submitted by Doug Bond


Building the American Dream Program
Thursday, December 6
7 p.m.
Meeting Rooms
Moline Public Library

Curtis Roseman, retired USC professor of Geography and local historian, will speak about his latest book, Building the American Dream: A Swedish Immigrant Carpenter, Contractor, and Family in Moline Illinois

Dr. Roseman has documented and assembled the fascinating carpentry and contracting activities of his grandfather, Gustaf Adolph Johnson in the first half of the twentieth century in the Quad Cities area. Roseman's book is a chronological history of eighty houses built by Johnson, not just in Moline, but in other Illinois towns and in Iowa. The book includes family stories along with many photographs, illustrations, and maps.
Copies of Building the American Dream, published by Heritage Documentaries, will be available to purchase.

The slideshow program is free and open to all ages.
No registration is required.

















 



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