Day in history for July 11, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Howe's Circus made a very handsome street parade this forenoon, and had a good audience this afternoon.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Rev. Emanuel Hoffstein, new pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church, Rock Island, was given a reception by the congregation.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Protest against the selection of the site on 7th Ave. for the new women's dormitory of Augustana College is voiced by Emmy Evald of Chicago, president of the missionary society of the synod.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Four motorists were fined $10 each and assessed court costs yesterday by Justice of the Peace R.T. Gustus on charges of defacing the public highway. The charge was brought by Henry County Superintendent of Highways Raymond Wells who said the motorists were driving on freshly oiled roads in Hanna Township July 5.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Turah Logue is no different from any other 20-year-old housewife except she wants to drive an 18-wheel semi-trailer truck. ``I've wanted to drive a truck for a long time, ever since I was little,'' says the Coal Valley woman. ``But all I got to drive was a tractor on my father's farm in Missouri.'' Turah has decided to enter a local college which offers truck driver training. Turah objects to suggestions that her ambition is not one most women would seek. ``It's just a job, a good-paying job that I'd like to do.'' Her husband of three years, Phil, says he's ``all for it.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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