Day in history for February 13, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
J.J. Parks, secretary of the Rock Island County Agricultural Society, resigned.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The formal opening of the Burlington depot in Rock Island was postponed for two days because furnishings have not arrived.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The merger of the People's National Bank and American Trust And Savings Bank with the Central Trust And Savings Bank was ratified.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Pedestrians in Moline's downtown business district who cross streets in the face of red traffic lights, or in the middle of blocks, are going to be whistled at -- but not by sidewalk admirers. Police Chief Harry Fromme this morning issued orders to Traffic Sgt. Ray Kinkead and his squad to begin enforcement of the section of the traffic ordinance which covers pedestrian traffic. Enforcement in the early stages will consist of whistle-tooted warnings.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Sixty-six years is a long time to be married. It's also long enough to make Mr. and Mrs. Vere Woodward the longest-married couple in Cordova. It was in the summer of 1909 that Hallie Gale accepted a dance invitation from Vere Woodward. The two young people were riding on an excursion boat touring the Mississippi River. Asked what advice she would give newlyweds today, Mrs. Woodward said she would give no advice because times have changed and everything is different.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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