Day in history for April 16, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The CRIAndP trains were on time this morning, both ways. The blockade is broken. When a landslide occurs they lay a new track on top of the slide.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The Rock Island Railroad was planning to build a new depot.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Major B.C. Dunn, engineer in charge of the Rock Island district, went to St. Louis to confer on deepening of the river's channel from the mouth of the Illinois River to St. Louis.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- City officials, U.S. engineers, coast guard and Red Cross representatives joined today in preparation for serious flooding of lowland Quad-Cities areas, as a wall of water moved down the Mississippi River, threatening this section with the worst flood in 70 years. A crest of 18.5 feet at Rock Island on April 25 is predicted by the Rock Island engineer district office. Flood stage at Rock Island is 15 feet.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- One of Colona's ``historic landmarks'' was earmarked for elimination at the village board meeting. It is now only a question of time before Lake Colona, a swampy marsh located on the corner of school property, will be a distant and soggy memory. Besides the ``lake'' other recreational activities will be prohibited. No longer will residents on South 2nd Street be able to canoe or fish in their back yards. Improper drainage of the lowlying area and heavy runoffs of water from Illinois 84 had created the marshy conditions.
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