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: 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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