Event:      Life with Sauk and Meskwaki, Beth Carvey (Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation annual meeting)

Date:  Saturday, February 2, 2013
Beth Carvey will speak on Life with Sauk and Meskwaki at 2 p.m. for the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation annual meeting at Arsenal Island Golf Course Clubhouse, 1838 Gillespie St., Rock Island. Ms. Carvey wrote the book Twelve Moons: A Year With the Sauk and Meskwaki, 1817-1818, and is director of the Hauberg Museum. Cost is $20; $18 for CDHF members; includes dinner. Dress is casual. Reservations are due by Feb. 1; call (309) 737-4280 or email for details.

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1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
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