Day in history for June 1, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Our hotels will be crowded on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with visitors to the Turner festival in Moline. A large number (over 150) have already engaged accommodations at the Harper House.

1901 -- 100 years ago
McCabe's new store building on Third Avenue, Rock Island, was opened to the public.

1926 -- 75 years ago
More than four hundred alumni, faculty members and friends of Augustana College attended the annual banquet given by the Augustana Alumni Association.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Installation of dial equipment in Moline's new Illinois Bell Telephone Company building at 6th Ave. and 18th St. will be started within the next week or 10 days, according to H.T. Hinchliff, manager of the Moline branch. The work will be done by crews of the Western Electric Company, which manufactures and installs dial equipment.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A crowd estimated at 5,000 people attended the two-day Colonial Craft Fair sponsored by the Moline Bicentennial Commission at Prospect Park. There were five winners in the beard judging contest held in conjunction with the event. The winners included John King, Taylor Ridge, Best Handlebar Mustache; Steve Sibert, Moline, Best Groomed Beard; Calvin Schwarz, Moline, Best Full Beard; Bob Rogers, East Moline, Best Lincoln Beard and Gred Starr, Moline, Most Unusual Beard.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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