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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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