Day in history for November 14, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
John Bunn of Durant, Iowa, has purchased the saloon of A. Page on Washington Street, Rock Island. Mr. Page will take over the saloon in the new Rock Island House.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Colonel A. Mackenzie, the new $32,000 government snag boat, arrived in Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. C.L. Thompson, Rock Island, was elected to the board of directors of the Illinois League of Women Voters.

1950 -- 50 years ago
In attempting to solve wage and working conditions problems of city employes, Rock Island aldermen came up with the following proposals: 1. That all city employes with the exception of police and firemen be granted a 40-hour week with the same pay as they receive for the present 48-hour week. 2. That all city employes with the exception of police and firemen be granted paid holidays.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Fire destroyed a 100-year-old landmark schoolhouse near McCausland, Iowa. Fire officials said arson was suspected in the fire at the one-room schoolhouse, located on the William ``Buffalo Bill'' Cody homestead. Scott County authorities said they were continuing their investigation. The school was built in the 1870s and was restored about 2 years ago. It was to be used as part of the bicentennial celebration in Scott County next year.

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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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