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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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