Day in history for October 23, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Market Square, Rock Island, is crowded every day with farmers' wagons loaded with potatoes, corn and hay.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The new studio of Mr. and Mrs. George Blakslee, Rock Island, has been opened for business.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Miss Helen Wait of Reynolds was declared champion for the work projects of the girls' 4-H Clubs of Rock Island County.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Some Quad-Cities good samaritan may think that for an act of kindness he was repaid by bad luck. Mrs. Robert Custer, 1573 31st Ave., Moline, wants to return his auto jack. Late yesterday afternoon, a tire on Mrs. Custer's car went flat near the Milan bridge. As hundreds of cars whizzed by, Mrs. Custer stood helpless because her own jack wouldn't work. Then a yellow car stopped, a man got out and promptly changed Mrs. Custer's tire, using his own jack. When the job was completed, the jack was inadvertently thrown in the trunk of Mrs. Custer's car.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island police detectives have found no traces into the theft of three paintings and some pottery work from a professional art exhibition at Augustana College. The paintings, valued at more than $1,500, included two by Dave Lund of rural Quad-Cities farm scenes. This is the largest art theft in memory at the college.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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