Day in history for November 10, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Nominal damage was caused by fire on the roof of Smith's Drug Store, Milan.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The river season is near the end, and already a large number of boats are laying up for the winter and repairs.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Miss Margaret Searle, Rock Island, has written an article to appear in Harper's Magazine.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Police this morning launched a search for safe burglars and a 400-pound, bright green safe which contained $500 in cash and checks before it was stolen last night or early this morning from Dahlen's Drugstore, 2528 18th Ave., Rock Island. Detective Sergeant Thomas P. Donnelly said burglars rolled the safe out the rear door of the drugstore and loaded it into a vehicle which was parked in a rear driveway. Burglars entered the store by breaking a plate glass pane in the front door.

1975 -- 25 years ago
``Riverside Retreat'' is the name chosen for the alcoholism treatment center which recently moved to 1904 3rd Ave., Rock Island. According to Dr. Rip O'Keefe, program coordinator, the name, judged the best entry in a staff contest, was submitted by Mary Willis, secretary for the center's director. The new quarters provide more than 25,000 square feet on the first three floors of the Fort Armstrong Hotel.

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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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