Day in history for July 13, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
John F. Behrens is laying a substantial 2-inch sidewalk in front of his residence on Cutter Street, Rock Island, 6 feet in width by 100 in length.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Frank Payne was back from Indian Territory, where he has been working with a government surveying party.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Passenger service will be the next step on the air mail line through the Tri-Cities, if tests prove the feasibility of this service.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A color identification system for parking meter standards has been adopted in Moline, according to Police Chief Harry Fromme, and the standards are now being painted. Red will be used for the 12-minute meters, silver for the 1-hour and yellow for the 2-hour devices. Green will be used for the 3-hour meters in parking lots.

1976 -- 25 years ago
An antique beer delivery wagon, pulled by an eight-horse hitch of draft horses, may have taken a few people back in time in downtown Geneseo. The event was staged by a photographic studio from Chicago as part of an advertising promotion for a Decatur firm which supplies malt to several breweries. Geneseo was selected as the site for the photos because of ``its unique country town atmosphere,'' and that the draft horses were available here. The horses are owned by Mr. And Mrs. Carl Ropp, Geneseo. The beer wagon was from a museum in Old Chicago.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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