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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