Day in history for October 4, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
General Belknap, secretary of war, will visit Rock Island Arsenal. It was Gen. Belknap who did away with the pass system over the government bridge.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Milton L. Salyard and Herman Holtorf, Rock Island, have formed a partnership for the operation of a barber shop.

1925 -- 75 years ago
A total of 1,500 telephones in Rock Island became inoperative when rain saturated a cable.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A Rock Island man paid $1.45 for three pounds of catfish and two muskrats yesterday but he isn't too happy about it. He said his wife unwrapped his purchase, made from a man he met in a tavern, and found only a brick and a block of wood. Sam Schaeffer, who gave his address as 315 23rd St., has asked police to search for the man who swindled him.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Dome Pipeline Corp., Calgary, Canada, has applied for permits to build dual pipelines under the Mississippi and Rock Rivers in upper Rock Island and Whiteside counties. The 10- and 12-inch lines would cross the Mississippi near the Farm Services, Inc., tank farm north of Cordova and would cross the Rock 3 miles east of Erie. The purpose of the pipelines is for the transportation of light hydrocarbon liquids to fractionation plants and petrochemical plants in the eastern market.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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