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 ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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