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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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