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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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