Day in history for July 24, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The old sidewalk on Orleans Street, Rock Island, from C. Tegeler's new building west to Mr. Ellis' building, has been taken up, the grade raised and a new walk is being laid.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island merchants and businessmen generally are to take a holiday. The occasion is the third annual excursion under the auspices of the Retail Merchants Association.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Funeral directors met in the Fort Armstrong Hotel and formed an organization known as the Mississippi Valley Funeral Directors Association.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Probably the smallest practical vehicle in Rock Island County is the new folding motor scooter acquired last week by Norton I. Kinneberg, Rock Island. He caused quite a sensation with it at the Quad-City Airport recently on its trial run. Kinneberg, a private pilot, got the scooter to carry along in his plane's baggage compartment so he will never be stranded at a strange field. Powered by a 2 1/4 horsepower motor, it can carry two persons at 30 miles per hour.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Brian Adams of Silvis is bicycling to the Olympic games in Montreal, not as a participant, but for the thrill of being a spectator. He is hoping to rub elbows with the world's greatest athletes. It would have been easier to drive to the games, but Adams said he wanted to do something different for a change. Adams has been bicycling around the Quad-Cities each day, practicing for his marathon ride.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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