Day in history for July 29, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
About 1,300 harvesters have come into this region within the past 10 days. They have caused little trouble and committed few murders.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The estimated damage of the fire in the east end of Davenport is $800,000. Not a stick is left standing in the stricken district. Between 200 and 300 people are without a roof or household goods.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Three thousand Rock Island County farmers were guests of the retail merchants of Rock Island at the Fort Armstrong Theater.

1951 -- 50 years ago
One or more persons carried two fur coats out of the Davenport Block And Kuhl store yesterday without attracting any attention in spite of the heat, Davenport police said today. The store reported last night that two coats, valued together at more than $200, were stolen from the third-floor display of furs.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Moline Forge Co. may close down its Moline plant and shift its operations to an Eldridge, Iowa, site. The company has purchased 120 acres of farmland in Eldridge, north of Davenport, and is seriously considering developing a new facility there, according to Tom Getz, president of the company, which has been in business in Moline since 1915. Getz said relocation from the 4104 4th Ave. site is being considered for several reasons, primarily because the business climate in Illinois is not as healthy as in some other states.

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