Day in history for July 17, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Dr. C. Tegeler will erect a brick block on the corner of Orleans and Washington streets, Rock Island, to be used as a wholesale house.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Twenty thousand people are expected in Rock Island for the third-annual picnic.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Building permits were issued to Claude Kipp, Hugo Storr, Clarence Vogel, A.G. Kipp, C.F. Stromquist and George Schneider.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Two Milan residents charged with petty larceny after reportedly picking flowers in Davenport's VanderVeer Park were assessed costs in Davenport police court this morning, and their 15-day sentences were suspended on the condition that they stay out of Davenport parks the remainder of this year. The pair were arrested on complaint of Emil Flambeck.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The Mutual Wheel Co., 2342 4th Ave., Moline, has begun $112,000 worth of expansion and remodeling to handle increased business. The company, which is headquartered in Moline, with branches in Dubuque, Monmouth and East Peoria, sells and services heavy-duty truck and semi-trailer parts and equipment. The company has been at its Moline location since 1950 and currently employs 25 people. President of Mutual Wheel is Donald Engstrom.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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