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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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