Day in history for July 16, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
An immense zinc hat, handsomely painted, has been hoisted at the Rock Island House Clothing Store.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The government has discontinued the display of flag weather signals, with the exception of the cold wave flag. The weather signals have for some years been displayed in Rock Island from The Argus building.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Farmers of Drury and Buffalo Prairie Townships in Rock Island County and Eliza Township in Mercer County recently circulated petitions pledging their trade to Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
``It's such clean, healthy work,'' states Jule Withrow, when asked why he selected the unusual occupation of greenskeeper. Mr. Withrow, greenskeeper at Saukie Golf Course since 1943, says that besides the outdoor beauty of his job, it offers an excellent opportunity to meet people. ``Having a home on the golf course is nice, but it does have its disadvantages,'' states Mr. Withrow, who remembers all the windows in his house broken by some of Saukie's less competent golfers.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A number of original Saturday Evening Post cover paintings by former Moliner Dick Sargent are on display in the Financial Security Life Insurance Co. office, 716 17th St., Moline, where a public showing will be held from 5 until 8:30 this evening. At a private preview last night, William A. Getz, Moline, and Paul Norton, Davenport, who were students at Moline High School about the same time as Sargent, reminisced a bit with Sargent over the cover paintings.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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