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Bethel A.M.E. turns 150!

The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Davenport is celebrating their 150th birthday! The November 30, 1865 issue of the Davenport Daily Gazette published the first of many articles focused on the church. The note said that a group of African Methodists … Continue reading

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Happy Sesquicentennial to the Rock Island Arsenal!

On July 12, 1861 Senator James W. Grimes of Illinois presented Bill S. 19 in the United States Senate.   It read as follows: A Bill       To establish a national armory on Rock Island, in the State of Illinois. Be it … Continue reading

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