Day in history for March 29, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The T.F. Ecker, the boat engaged to raise the sunken steamer Arkansas, has finished the job, and she passed here yesterday afternoon on her way to St. Louis.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The streets of the Sixth Ward in Rock Island were reported to be impassible, it being a frequent thing to see teams stuck in the mud in the neighborhood.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Fire caused real estate and personal loss of more than $4,000 to the residence occupied by the C.J. Schott family at 1049 20th St., Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A spectacular 2-alarm fire yesterday afternoon swept the warehouse of Teske Seed And Feed Co., 2423 16th St., Moline, causing an estimated $75,000 damage to the stock and building. Moline firemen were recalled this morning to the scene of the disastrous warehouse fire when fire broke out again in piles of hay and straw in the ruined building. No. 2 company went to the place at 6:12 o'clock and remained there until 9:44 o'clock. They broke up the sodden piles of hay and straw and drenched the burning mass.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Kristin M. Wiederin, 14, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Marvin Wiederin of Coal Valley, had an essay she wrote on the Swedish pioneer settlement Bishop Hill published in the Illinois State Historical Library monthly magazine. She is a eighth-grade student at Edison Junior High School, Rock Island.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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