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Permanent exhibits at the Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, include the Asian Gallery; Black Earth/Big River; Ocean Experience; the Hall of Mammals; River, Prairie and People; Unearthing Ancient Egypt; View Space; the Spark Learning Lab, and Ume Warumi. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7; $6 for ages 60 and up, military, students; $5 for ages 3-12; free for ages 2 and under; $1 Mondays June 3-Aug. 12. For more information, call 563-324-1933.

Friday, January 2, 2009 to Tuesday, December 23, 2014




                                                                                                                             




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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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