Day in history for July 25, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
At the Rock Island County Fair this season, $18,500 will be paid in premiums.

1901 -- 100 years ago
As anticipated, yesterday proved the hottest of the season and the century as well as of all recorded time in local weather circles. Observer Sherier reported 106, a degree above the best former efforts.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The work of setting foundations for the 31 electroliers, which are to be installed in Long View Park in Rock Island has been completed.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Two feature articles written by Richard N. Gage, Argus reporter, have been reprinted in the July issue of the Rock Island Lines News Digest. The stories originally appeared in The Argus in May. The articles tell Gage's experiences riding to Chicago in the cab of a diesel engine and his return to Rock Island in a steam engine.

1976 -- 25 years ago
After living the last year and a half in Australia, the James DeBo family returned home to Hampton from ``down under'' to find their house decorated with ``welcome home'' signs by friends and neighbors. DeBo had been transferred by Deere to Perth, Australia, where he worked as project manager for business systems. The DeBo family also spent two weeks on their return home in New Zealand and several days in Tahiti and the Fiji Islands. Mrs. DeBo said, ``We enjoyed it there, but we are glad to get back home.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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