Day in history for September 19, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The stone work on the new city bridge between Hake's and Vandruff's Islands will soon be completed, and preparations are being made for the iron work.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Central Trust And Savings Bank made its deposit of $50,000 with the state auditor and received authority to operate the trust department in connection with its banking business.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The new home of the Argus was inspected by 6,500 people at an open house.

1950 -- 50 years ago
On recommendation of the city council's river-rail terminal committee, Rock Island aldermen last night accepted the bid of the Dohrn Transfer Co., Rock Island, on a 99-year lease of city-owned land at the west end of 4th Avenue. The Dohrn firm bid $1,500 annually and proposes to erect a freight terminal and storage building estimated to cost a minimum of $150,000.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Soon now the little band of Carmelite Sisters, who have called the Queen of Angels Monastery their home for the past 60 years, will pack and move to a new home in Eldridge, Iowa, now almost completed. Today the sale of the Carmelite Monastery to the Unity Church, Davenport, for a reported $185,000, will be closed. Dr. Randolph Schmelig, minister of the 200-member congregation, said they found the old 70-room monastery in perfect condition.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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