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The Campbell’s Island Monument Historic Preservation Project announced as Three Degree recipient for August

The Campbell’s Island Monument Historic Preservation Project of the Mary Little Deere-Fort Armstrong Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), has been selected as the August recipient for Eriksen’s Three Degree Guarantee.

For each day of the month that the actual temperature is within three degrees of the forecasted high temperature, the Mary Little Deere-Fort Armstrong Chapter of the NSDAR will receive $20 from Eriksen Chevrolet for their Campbell’s Island Monument Historic Preservation Project.  Each night, Storm Team 8 will predict the next day’s high temperature. The forecasted temperatures are compared to the actual temperatures recorded by the National Weather Service.

The Mary Little Deere-Fort Armstrong Chapter of NSDAR, located in Moline, Ill., has taken on the restoration of the Campbell’s Island monument. The monument, established in 1906, honors Lt. John Campbell and his fellow soldiers for their efforts during the Battle of Rock Island Rapids – one of the most western battles of the War of 1812. The restoration project aims to restore the monument by completing masonry tasks, replacing sidewalks and replacing lower parameter fence. The goal is to preserve the historic landmark for future generations so that they may understand the efforts made by early settlers.

If you would like to learn more about the Campbell’s Island Monument Historic Preservation Project and the work by the Mary Little Deere-Fort Armstrong Chapter of the NSDAR, please click here.

If your charity or organization would like to be considered for the Three Degree Guarantee, please click here.