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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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