“The Arsenal at 150,” a commemorative DVD on the Rock Island Arsenal’s 150th anniversary, is available from the Quad-City Times, The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus.
The DVD features a mini-documentary on the Arsenal’s history and its major socioeconomic impact on the Quad-Cities. Included are historic and contemporary photos and video, interviews with historians, Arsenal and community leaders, and actors’ voiceovers featuring the words of historic figures such as Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln.
Also included on the DVD is a digital version of “In Defense of America,” the special Arsenal section jointly published today in the newspapers.
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Cost of the DVD is $10, plus $2 for shipping and handling of mail orders.
Copies of the DVD will be available for purchase at the newspapers beginning Tuesday, June 26.