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 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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