Day in history for November 7, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
New officers of the Rock Island County Agricultural Society are: W.L. Sweeney, Charles H. Deere, James J. Parks, S.K.W. Field, A.P. Fisk, James Cook and Charles Laflin.

1900 -- 100 years ago
A.F. Casper of Rock Island is president of Tri-City Local, No. 93, International Brotherhood of Bookbinders.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The People's Power Company will clean the Rock Island street lights at 30-day intervals to maintain full brilliancy.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Hundreds of Rock Island residents visited the Lincoln historical exhibit car just west of the Rock Island Lines depot today, to view many of the letters, documents and personal possessions of one of the nation's greatest presidents. The car, containing 63 Lincoln items, is now on its second tour of downstate Illinois for the purpose of raising $220,000 necessary to purchase the entire Lincoln collection of the late Oliver R. Barrett, Chicago lawyer, for the people of Illinois, to be housed in the Illinois State Historical Library at Springfield.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Years of small dreams and small pleasures went on the auction block in Andover when more than 600 coins collected by an elderly Galesburg woman were sold because she was afraid burglars would steal them. Mrs. Harry Reynolds collection was more of a hobbyists assortment than a prize collection.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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