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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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