Day in history for September 17, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The Moline and First National banks have been greatly improving the appearance of their buildings and at the same time adding to the safety of their treasures. The cashiers now greet the public from behind the bars, windows and all. In a few days, they also will add another safeguard. It is the Sargent's chronometer bank lock. The lock is a most delicate piece of machinery and costs $500.

1900 -- 100 years ago
John Volk and Company was awarded the contract for erection of a depot by the Davenport, Rock Island And Northwestern Railroad.

1925 -- 75 years ago
William H. Toal, Rock Island, was injured in a 30-foot fall from a telegraph pole in Moline.

1950 -- 50 years ago
George ``Bud'' McCabe is the 1950 Tri-City Title golf champion, and he did it the hard way. He defeated Alan Howard yesterday in one of the tightest 36-hole finals in the history of the 21-year-old blue ribbon classic, 1 up.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Bids for drilling a secondary supply well for the Quad-City Airport will be sought despite plans by Moline to extend water service across the Rock River. The airport is still interested in using city water but must make alternate plans in case the city is unable to supply water immediately. One of the airport's two wells collapsed this summer.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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