Day in history for August 3, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Fred Hass and his force of men are making a large copper boiler for George Wagner's brewery.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Central Union Telephone Company formally opened its new building at Nineteenth street, between Second and Third avenues, Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island and Moline plants of the Daniel Boone Woolen Mills will be reopened by the J.L. Taylor Company.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A 10-year-old child revivalist, Renee Martz, will open a 3-week series of revival meetings in Moline Sunday under auspices of Moline Gospel Temple. According to the Rev. Charles Hollis of the sponsoring church, 2,000 seats will be available for the meetings which will be held in a large tent on 4th Ave. and 34th St. The young child, since beginning her preaching career at the age of 6, has traveled around the world twice. Jack Martz, her campaign director, says her audiences have totaled over 1 million and she has won 26,000 converts.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Friday was the last work day for the 176 youths in Rock Island County who were involved in the 1975 Community Improvement of Rock Island County (CIRIC). According to Jack Anderson, director, there were 462 job applications this year. The youths earned $2.10 per hour and worked 16 hours a week for 6 weeks. There were 35 girls in the summer program this year.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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