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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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