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: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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