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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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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