Day in history for February 7, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Isaac Negus was elected president of the Rock Island County Old Settlers' Society.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Carrie Nation, the Kansas cyclone, was reported headed this way, expecting to stop in the Tri-Cities long enough to accomplish some of her saloon wrecking work.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Augustana Foreign Missionary Society report showed $3,600 contributed to foreign missions during the last year.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A classroom project which helped gain him his master's degree in industrial designing may lead to greater success for a young Rock Island man. He is Nicholas G. Jannes whose designs of two types of chairs have been accepted for showing in the National Designer's Exhibit now under way at Bradley University, Peoria. Mr. Jannes constructed models of two types of the chairs and is firmly convinced the chairs are suitable for easy manufacture.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The old stone mansion at Friendship Farm, one of the oldest buildings in the Quad-Cities area, has been a witness to a considerable amount of history. Built in the 1830s, 8 miles southeast of downtown Moline, a few blocks off of Coaltown Road, it stands proudly on the banks of the Rock River. When the house was built, the site was the area's only crossing over the Rock into Henry County. A ferry provided transportation across the narrow channel.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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