Day in history for January 19, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Rural Township has constructed a new town hall at a cost of $1,300.

1901 -- 100 years ago
L.V. Eckhart, Jr., was elected president of the Rock Island Industrial Home Association.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The street car company has agreed with the city of Rock Island to replace tracks with boulevard on 4th Avenue.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Misfortune seems to strike all at once in the Vern Riggs family of Andalusia. And all the trouble is centered in the feet. Yesterday morning Mrs. Riggs was walking to a dental appointment in Moline. Her left foot slipped off a curb at 21st St. and 5th Ave., and she suffered a fracture of her left ankle. In the afternoon Mr. Riggs underwent an operation for an abscess on his right foot. And Mrs. Riggs' father, W.H. Lindley, is receiving treatment for a foot infection at St. Anthony's Hospital.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Owner Mrs. Velma Gault of Moline turned the keys of the Campbell Hotel, 5th Ave. And 16th St., Moline, over to officials of Moline Central Properties, Inc., the non-profit group formed to speed acquisition of real estate in downtown for parking. They purchased the hotel for $125,000 and will in turn sell it to the city for parking in conjunction with downtown redevelopment. It its day, the hotel was heralded as a ``beautiful structure.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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