Day in history for October 11, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
A.F. Cutter will build a tenement house at the corner of Deere and Canal Streets, Rock Island. A new stable will be constructed by James P. Taylor, proprietor of the Taylor House, Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The 30th annual meeting of the northwestern chapter of the Woman's Foreign Mission was held at First Methodist Church, Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
A total of 367 Rock Island families have received aid in the past year from the Rock Island Welfare Association.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Word has been received that Mrs. Karl W. Berg, Moline, is winner of a major prize in a nation-wide ice cream recipe contest and that her recipe is eligible for the grand prize of an automobile to be awarded soon. The ice cream recipe contest was conducted locally by the Old Mill Ice Cream Co. and nationally by Sealright Co., Inc., manufacturer of ice cream containers. Mrs. Berg's winning ice cream recipe is Glacial Angel Pie.

1975 -- 25 years ago
An East Moline man had his son arrested today after the youth took his car without permission. The son was charged with theft of a motor vehicle on a complaint made by his father. The father said his son took the car keys from his pants pocket and returned the car about 4:30 this morning. Police were called to the house three times on the complaint.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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