Day in history for September 25, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Work at the Rock Island Arsenal during the year has included repair on the various workshops, avenues and bridges. This year's $390,000 appropriation is nearly exhausted.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Modern Woodmen of America plans to establish a reserve emergency fund.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Foley Drug Store building at 18th Street and 2nd Avenue, Rock Island, was sold by the M And K Company to Peter and Gus Pontikes and Andrew Gianulis for $55,000.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Erik W. Welander, Moline, veteran Quad-Cities dahlia grower, accumulated the largest point total at the ninth annual Tri-City Dahlia Show. Hundreds of Quad-Citians attended the two-day event, which closed last night in the Masonic Temple, Rock Island. Other major winners were George Baker, Moline; Joseph A. Pastorek, East Moline, and M.G. Warlop, Moline.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Moline Kiwanis Club members have constructed a shelter in the city park located at 13th Avenue and 17th Street. The shelter was purchased and constructed by club members. Funds were obtained from activities such as Peanut Day. This shelter and other programs are meant to improve the life of children in Moline, a club spokesman said.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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