Day in history for November 30, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Fire hydrants are protected with sawdust this winter, and empty barrels have been placed over them.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The census bureau announced that the official Rock Island population for 1900 is 19,493, a gain of 6,000 over 1890.

1925 -- 75 years ago
W.C. Grant was elected president of the Rock Island Kiwanis Club.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Representatives of the Quad-Cities, Milan, Silvis and Bettendorf, appointed by the mayors of the respective communities, will meet at 7:30, Dec. 8, in the Rock Island City Hall for the purpose of organizing a metropolitan road authority to give consideration to major street developments for the entire area. The group is expected to organize and discuss both primary road and arterial street systems and their prospective developments and other subjects of mutual interest.

1975 -- 25 years ago
First Lutheran Church of Moline, which has the distinction of having what is believed to be the first church bell in a Swedish church in this country, will celebrate its 125th anniversary Dec. 6-7. First Lutheran Church, one of the oldest churches in the community, is rich in tradition. The first church was a small wooden structure, 15 feet high and 36 feet long, built on the church's present site in 1850, a year after the City of Moline was incorporated.

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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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