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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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