Day in history for August 1, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mr. Streckfus' new brick building is commencing to loom up under the experienced hands of Peter Farrell.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Several thousand people crowded in and around Spencer Square to hear the first free concert of the season.

1926 -- 75 years ago
More than seventy-five directors of the rural school districts in Rock Island County attended a meeting at the court house in Rock Island when Justin A. Washburn, county superintendent, outlined plans for the opening of the country schools this fall.

1951 -- 50 years ago
St. Anthony's Hospital was authorized by the Illinois Public Health Department today to restrict maternity-patient visitors to one person per day. The permit was issued by Dr. Roland Cross, state health director. According to Dr. Cross, the permit was warranted by reports indicating incidents of diarrhea in the general population of the state. The hospital will permit only fathers as visitors.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The last tract of undeveloped land along Moline's 23rd Avenue ``Miracle Mile'' was sold at public auction for nearly $160,000 less than the original owner paid for it. The 35-acre lot on the northwest corner of 23rd Ave. and 53rd St. was sold to the Sieg Co., a wholesale auto parts chain, for $741,000. The property was sold to settle the estate of Ernest ``Clell'' McClelland Harrelson, former owner of Harrelson Motors, Moline, who died last September.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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