Day in history for September 10, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
B.D. Buford And Co.'s plows took the first premiums at the Dubuque fair this week.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The ceremonies were held for the laying of the cornerstone of the Beth Israel synagogue, 22nd St. and 3rd Ave., Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Manager Arch H. Bowlby of the Rock Island Independents announced the signing of Ralph (Bud) Widick, former Emporia College star and an all-Kansas center for three years.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A Rock Island High School student will be assisted by a network radio appeal for more material to help her continue to amuse hospitalized veterans. Faith Watson, 16, collects cartoons, jokes, poems and short stories from magazines for scrapbooks. Needing more material, she wrote a letter to Jack Berch, NBC singing star. He will read her letter at 10:30 tomorrow morning on radio station WOC, appealing to radio listeners to help Faith carry on her beneficial work.

1976 -- 25 years ago
``Colona has one hell of a fine police department,'' wrote a vacationer from Michigan, who found himself in an unfamiliar community, devoid of lights on his van and trailer. Seeking help from the Colona police, Police Chief William Leftwich not only told him of a nearby campsite but provided the traveler with a two-squad escort to the site. The vacationer sent a letter warmly thanking Leftwich and his staff for their ``assistance and courtesy.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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