Day in history for September 21, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Among the new books at Rock Island Library are: ``Susan Fielding,'' ``Gulliver's Travels,'' and ``The Passionate Pilgrim.''

1900 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. F.G. Allen was the winner of the last of the preliminary matches for the woman's handicap cup at Arsenal Golf Club.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Church of Peace, Rock Island, burned its first and second mortgages at its 30th anniversary observance.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Sears, Roebuck And Co. has purchased a block-and-a-half of property on W. 4th St., Davenport, to be used as the location of a large department store, with adjacent parking facilities for 400 cars, it was announced today. The company declined to estimate the cost of the proposed store building, which will have 100,000 square feet of store space, but local contractors estimated $2,000,000 would be a conservative figure.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A Henry County farmer paid a record $2,210 per acre for the 115 acres of prime soil comprising the Marvin Gernant estate farm west of Geneseo. Roy Holmstrom, Geneseo auctioneer and realty agent, said the price was the most per acre ever paid for a farm in Geneseo, and probably in Henry County. The farm, used most recently to raise sheep, included a nine-room house, barn, corn cribs and other improvements.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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