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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 Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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