Day in history for August 2, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The steam saw mill of Anawalt, Denkmann And Co. took fire and was entirely destroyed, the loss variously estimated from $30,000 to $40,000.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island board of education held a postponed special meeting and the tax levy for next year was raised to $90,000 against $85,000 last year.

1926 -- 75 years ago
More than 300 witnessed the laying of the cornerstone for the addition to the Evangelical Church of Peace, 12th St. and 12th Ave., Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Dog problems continue to hound the Davenport City Council. At yesterday's committee-of-the-whole session, the aldermen were asked to study a recommendation from the board of health that all dogs be vaccinated as part of a rabies control program under way in Iowa. In addition to the program aimed at the rabies problem, the council is studying another ordinance amendment which would prohibit dogs from running at large from April 1 to Oct. 1.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Sparks from a neighbor's burning debris were responsible for a fire that destroyed Bud Frey's new home and barn and damaged a second barn in rural Coal Valley. Fire departments from Colona, Osco-Anderson and Orion fought the blaze for an hour before bringing it under control. Farmers hauling water from farm ponds helped the fire departments. The fire started when sparks from a neighbor's burning debris were blown onto the roof of a barn.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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