Day in history for March 24, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
A new pipe organ built by Lancashire And Turner of Moline has been installed in the alcove of Central Presbyterian Church.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Peoples Power Company planned extensive improvements in the southern part of the city.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Miss Mary E. Dillon has been elected to succeed Frank T. Hulswit as president of the Brooklyn Borough Gas Company.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The retail price of milk will be increased 1 cent a quart tomorrow by most Quad-City dairies. Other milk products will be upped. The increase will bring the price of a quart of regular bottled milk to 20 cents for the first time since July 1948. A dairy spokesman said the increases were necessary because of increased costs in milk production.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Long after the cars, tractors and odds and ends kept in the Dean Johnson barn are useless with age, memories of good times in his ``basketball barn'' will remain. While the first floor of the structure, built on two acres at the northeast edge of Orion, looks like any other barn, the second floor, converted to a 50-foot long and 25-foot wide basketball court, has become a haven for area roundball enthusiasts. ``We have an `open barn' policy here,'' Johnson said. ``Anyone can come and play basketball at anytime, even at night.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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