Day in history for August 9, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Among the improvements to Rock Island this year are the following: The Rock Island House, Bengston's block, Rock Island National Bank, Volk's building, Tegeler's block and Central Presbyterian Church.

1900 -- 100 years ago
A $1,000 Dean pump was stolen from the Black Diamond Coal Co. near Coal Valley.

1925 -- 75 years ago
John Dee was elected president of the Rock Island division of the Mississippi Motor Club.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The price of a cup of coffee in Rock Island remained unchanged today, a survey of restaurants and lunch counters showed, though several establishments in Moline hiked their prices yesterday. According to Rock Island coffee servers, local prices won't follow the Moline boost unless ``someone raises the price and others follow.'' Earlier this year, a lunch counter reported hiking coffee prices, but went back to the nickel-a-cup tab after a month's experimentation.

1975 -- 25 years ago
It's harvest time at the Darwin Knudtson farm in rural Henry County. But instead of oats, or soybeans, Knudtson is harvesting potatoes and will continue doing just that until mid-September. The Knudtson potato farm, located northeast of Geneseo, is only one of two farms in the area which grows potatoes commercially for Eagle Food Stores.

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