Day in history for November 26, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- George Wagner, of the brewery between Moline and Rock Island, has been on the alert for some days endeavoring to detect a thief in his establishment. A $50 bill was first missed, next a $10, then a $20, and some others. A carpenter was sent for and an investigation made. Under a false floor the missing money was found in a nest of mice.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- Golf caddies at Rock Island Arsenal earned $1,280 during the past season.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Ralph R. Clark, Rock Island, was re-elected president of the Rock Island City Sunday School Association.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- One of the greatest thrills that can come to any child made yesterday a red-letter day for 12-year-old Carl Fanth of Davenport, when, despite a heavy cast which swathes his head and body, he boosted astride ``Trigger,'' famed wonder horse of his cowboy hero Roy Rogers. Carl has been in the cumbersome cast a year now, suffering a bone bruise and spinal injury which developed after he was struck by a baseball.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- A sick sister, who received a turkey as a present in 1933, eventually led a Tampico farmer and his family into the gobbler business in a big way. Today, Coe Gaulrapp is one of three turkey farmers in the state who not only raise turkeys, but process and sell them. Gaulrapp annually buys 26,000 day-old poults.
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