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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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