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Augustana shares a big day with its hometown

Augustana College shared a special sesquicentennial observance with the community at a gala Hometown Celebration on Sept. 1, 2010, at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. It was the 150th anniversary of the day the college's first classes met. The college marked the occasion with a time-honored manner, with an ice cream social, music by its choir and concert band, poetry especially for the occasion, speeches and fireworks.

(Augustana Photo Bureau: Marla Alvarado Neuerburg, John Cairns '12, Maren Mathisen '12)