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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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