Day in history for September 7, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- Present at the Rock Island township board meeting were Supervisor Krell, Justices Wagner and Pinkley and Town Clerk Beardsley.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- The Rock Island Lines announced it would start a vigorous campaign against forgery of railroad tickets.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Axel Johnson, Rock Island, narrowly escaped death when his auto plunged over a bridge and buried him in a muddy creek.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Twenty-six neighbors and friends of Mr. and Mrs. William Parrish of near Cambridge went to the Parrish home early this week and cut and baled nearly 400 bales of hay. Mr. and Mrs. Parrish were involved in an automobile accident Aug. 14 at Redmond, Oregon, while en route to California to visit relatives. Mr. Parrish was seriouly injured but his condition is reported to be improved. Mrs. Parrish also incurred injuries, and she has been out of the hospital about a week.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Susan Fritts, 14, Rock Island, and Amy Lohmolder, 12, Moline, recently won first prizes for their sewing talents. The contest Susan and Amy entered is the Singer Teenage Sewing Contest, sponsored by local Singer companies. The contestants, who model the fashions they have sewn, are girls from the age of 10 to 19 who have been taking sewing lessons for the summer.
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