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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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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