Posted Online: Feb. 23, 2013, 12:00 am
Today in history for Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2013. There are 311 days left in the year.
1863 — 150 years ago: Yesterday somebody removed the steps on Illinois Street to drivea coal team into the court Square and today the yard is well-filled with cattle that aredestroying the young trees there.
1888 — 125 years ago: The Davenport Cremation Society has announced plans toconstruct a crematorium at a cost of nearly $7,000.
1913 — 100 years ago: Captain and Mrs. Walter A. Rosenfield, of Rock Island, have goneto New York City, where they will embark for Panama.
1938 — 75 years ago: The right of way has been secured for the extension of paving on Andalusia Road, west of Milan.
1963 — 50 years ago: The Cordova Village Board has approved the election ordinancesetting the village election for April 2. It will be held in conjunction with the townshipelection.
1988 — 25 years ago: A lack of state funds for road improvements may cause a trafficbottleneck on Black Hawk Road near 34th Street in Rock Island. The Illinois departmentof Transportation already has approved widening Black Hawk Road into a four-lanehighway from the Moline border to 38th Street. The $4.1 million project includes fundsto taper the widened highway to the two-lane width from 38th to 34th streets. Fundsare not available for highway improvements from 34th to 24th streets. Traffic at 34thStreet will see merging problems, said one city engineer.