Day in history for September 11, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Rev. Phillip Barth, for the past year in charge of the German Methodist Church in Rock Island, has been called to Harper, Iowa.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The last train of the Rocky Mountain Limited Service on the Rock Island Road passed through Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Three Rock Island men were issued papers of incorporation for the manufacture of automobile accessories under the name of the Sandbo Corporation.

1951 -- 50 years ago
An estimated several hundred dollars damage resulted from a fire caused by the backfire of a Rock Island-Moline City Lines bus at the firm's garage, 3448 5th Ave., Rock Island. Firemen said the backfire occurred as the bus was being started up while in a wash rack at the garage. The backfire ignited one of the washing brushes and also scorched paint on the bus. Two fire companies answered the alarm but the fire was out when they arrived.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A 120-acre Whiteside County farm brought a record $3,000 an acre in an estate sale. The farm, owned by the Darlene L. Toppert estate on Ill. 78 about 10 miles southeast of Prophetstown, was purchased by Robert and George DeWaele, who own a nearby farm. Dana Scheidecker, assistant Whiteside County extension advisor, said farm land in the area has been selling for up to $2,500 an acre. There's a limited amount of good, tillable farm land.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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