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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