LOCAL FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

Day in history for May 24, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Mississippi River Logging Co., of which F. Weyerhaeuser of Rock Island is president and manager, has about three hundred men at work in the Beef Slough booms.

1901 -- 100 years ago
First class round trip tickets to San Francisco with stop-over privileges via C.R.I. And P. railway sold for $48.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Three men were struck by lightning on Big Island during the rain and hail storm.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Construction of a 2-story addition to the Rock Island Y.W.C.A. building will be started this summer, it was revealed this afternoon at the annual membership tea of the organization. The addition, to cost an estimated $200,000, will be a gift of the family of John H. Hauberg, Rock Island, as a memorial to the late Mrs. Hauberg. Mr. Hauberg is a member of the Y.W.C.A. advisory board. The addition will be erected on the east side of 16th St. between 3rd Ave. and the alley to the north, adjacent to the present Y.W.C.A. building. It will be a 2-story fireproof structure of modern design, connected with the present building by a glassed-in breezeway.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Senator Don Wooten presented Hampton Mayor John Sansale with an official certificate naming Hampton a Bicentennial village. Wooten said it was fitting that Hampton should be named a Bicentennial village because it was the first village platted in Rock Island County.

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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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