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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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