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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  Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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