Day in history for December 9, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Officers of the Rock Island County Grange are: A.C. Stevens, L.D. Edwards, S.L. Swisher, S. Shelter, N.B. Wright, William B. Bruner, C.E. Kyte, Frank H. Harris and J.A. Searle.

1900 -- 100 years ago
M.S. Heagy was appointed worshipful master of Trio Lodge, No. 57, A.F. And A.M.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island board of education modified its rule against married teachers to permit those of superior ability to retain their positions.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Initial steps for coordination and development of major streets, highways and traffic patterns in the Quad-City area were taken last night with the formation of a Quad-City Metropolitan Road Authority. By long term planning and effective use of limited street and highway funds, the authority is in a position to recommend development of streets which will do the greatest good for the entire area.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The first unit of a planned $1 million, 24-unit condominium complex, 6th Ave. and 48th St., Moline, is completed and ready for sale, it was announced by Bob Boyd, area realtor, and Howard Peterson, of C.E. Peterson, builder. The condominium is built on a 7 acre site with a commanding view of the Mississippi River and surrounding woods. The units are expected to sell in the neighborhood of $71,900 with a monthly maintenance charge of $59.

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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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