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Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942 -- 1964 is at the Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. The exhibition is in English and Spanish, and explores the stories of Mexican men in the U.S. on short-term labor contracts. 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, and students; $5 for ages 3-12; free for ages 2 and under. Call 563-324-1933 or email for details.

Saturday, February 15, 2014 to Sunday, May 18, 2014




                                                                                                                             




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  Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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