Day in history for July 2, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
We would suggest to the Moline council that they appoint a smelling committee to go about our city and see that everything is made clean. Hot weather is coming on very fast and sickness will be in our midst before we know it if things are left as they are now.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. W.H. Dilworth, pastor of the Unitarian Church of Moline, resigned his pastorate to go to Alaska in search for gold.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Charles J. Larkin was reelected president of the Rock Island library board.

1950 -- 50 years ago
An argument over a cherry tree resulted in Davenport police being summoned yesterday. Officers said a woman was picking cherries and that neighbors were pulling on the limbs, apparently trying to shake her out of the tree. They said branches from the tree hung over a boundary line into a neighbor's yard.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A car built 15 years ago by Moline's Harvey Isaacson has been rebuilt and is being driven by his 13-year-old daughter Laurie. Isaacson built his ``Chug,'' as he calls it, from tools and materials found at home. The frame is 1'' pipe. It has a 4 h.p. motor, standard transmission, hydraulic brakes and a 1-gallon gas tank. Top speed is about 15 m.p.h., and it is driven on a path in the Isaacsons' 2-acre wooded backyard.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.

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