Day in history for June 3, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mr. P.I. Cable has given the contract for building his new railway to Saulparogh And Co. It will start at Milan and run through Turkey Hollow, along the eastern edge of Edgington Township to Perryton, Preemption and Richland Grove. The outlay will be about $250,000.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island Mayor Knox has appointed Emil Osterman, of the First Ward, special collector for the city clerk.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Miss Sylvia Bealer, Rock Island High School senior, won first place in the Big Nine Stenographic Contest.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The fate of Moline's old Washington School, whether it continues to stand as a reminder of the past or is sold for $12,700 and replaced by some apartment houses, now rests with the board of education. The 77-year-old abandoned structure and the 300-by-132-foot lot on which it stands at 17th St. and 8th Ave. were tentatively sold yesterday at public auction to the Scott Corporation of Bettendorf. The board of education reserved the right to reject all bids and the decision will not be made until the board meets Tuesday night.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Several area officials, as well as many private citizens, are expected to protest proposed rate increases for Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co. during a public hearing in Rock Island. The hearing will be conducted by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). East Moline Mayor Dennis Jacobs said he will appear to oppose the 22 percent hike in electric rates.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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