Day in history for November 6, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Peter H. Beveridge was re-elected Henry County treasurer. Patterson Holmes was named surveyor and William L. Dalrymple, coroner.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Davenport, Rock Island And Northwestern Railroad ordered 50 steel cars and 100 flat cars to be delivered Dec. 1.

1925 -- 75 years ago
C.A. Ruiz, adjutant to the Disabled War Veterans, has petitioned for a captured German artillery piece for the courthouse yard.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Mary had her little lamb, but Barbara went her one better and came up with a heifer this morning. Barbara Calhoun, 10, of Moline, was on her way to classes at Garfield School this morning when she spotted the animal strolling along. The girl started in pursuit and ended the chase at the rear of Wharton Field House where she cornered and corralled the maverick. Barbara called her father, L.C. Calhoun, and he arrived on the scene with a truck. Calhoun said he would keep the heifer until the owner claims it.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Velvet Fackeldey of Milan has been selected by Writers Studio, Bettendorf, as recipient of this year's Writer of the Year award. Mrs. Fackeldey has had one short story and 19 poems published in a variety of magazines and other publications. In 1973, she received the ``Poet of the Year'' award from J. Mark Press for a poem appearing in an anthology ``Poetry of Our Time, 1973.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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