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: 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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