Day in history for February 28, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
John Fisher, cigar maker, has opened a retail shop on Rock River Street near St. Mary's Catholic Church.

1901 -- 100 years ago
L.S. McCabe's advertised fresh carnations at 29 cents a dozen and roses at 39 cents a dozen.

1926 -- 75 years ago
J.F. Darby and C.F. Lynde, formerly of Rock Island, have purchased a bank at Muskogee, Oklahoma.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Appointment of two new officers of the Peerless Dairy Products Company and plans for extensive remodeling of the company's Rock Island plant were announced today by Ralph A. Anderson, president of Peerless. New members of the Peerless management staff are C.L. Gord of Davenport, who is vice president in charge of sales, and G.L. Wight of Rock Island, production manager. The improvement of the Peerless plant, 2nd Avenue and 14th Street, is expected to cost $200,000.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Policemen from the villages of Cordova, Port Byron, Albany, Hampton, Orion, Coal Valley and Andalusia have organized to form the Two Rivers Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police. Representatives of the group say one goal is to promote better communications between small village police departments because of the similarity of their problems. Bruce Beatty, Hampton, was elected president of the organization, with Jack Coleman, Coal Valley, vice president.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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