LOCAL FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

Day in history for March 2, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The total internal revenue collected by Deputy Collector Ephriam Wood for February is $2,975.68. The largest amount, $1,165, was for the sale of whisky.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Seventy-five percent of the corn crop grown in Rock Island County will be consumed in the county, according to Thomas Campbell.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Clifford G. Williams was elected secretary of the newly appointed Rock Island electrical commission.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The total working force at Rock Island Arsenal is now 5,727, an increase of 65 over the last report, it was announced today by administrative headquarters. The force includes 4,720 men and 1,007 women, and of the total number 2,656 are veterans. The Arsenal's plea for more skilled workers has resulted in many phone calls to the post.

1976 -- 25 years ago
After four years of planning and dreaming of building a replica of a Norwegian Viking ship, Ken Hansen of Fyre Lake is about to see his dream set sail. Instead of intimidating enemies, though, Hansen hopes the 110-foot ship will serve as a comfortable resting stop for those visiting. A far cry from the original Viking ships of the ninth century, this ship will contain two restrooms, meeting rooms, offices and a mini museum exhibit where items ranging from handcrafted Norwegian wood carvings to hand knit sweaters will be on exhibit.

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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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