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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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