Day in history for September 13, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Billy Hilton and W.A. West shot a large pelican in Sylvan Water which measured 8 feet from tip to tip of its wings, and its pouch would hold a gallon-and-a-half of water.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Morris And Lewis, of Rock Island, have purchased the plant and patent rights of the Walsh Brake Shoe Company, of Chicago, a company which manufactures a special design of shoe for brakes on railway trains.

1926 -- 75 years ago
An automobile caravan from Rock Island will carry a large representation of retail merchants and others to the Henry County Fair in Cambridge.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Two men and a woman learned the hard way at 3:15 this morning that the front yard of the sheriff's residence is a bad place to have a loud argument, expecially at that hour. Sheriff Morris E. Muhleman, aroused from his bed by one of the trio to settle the controversy, arrested all three on drunk and disorderly charges and placed them in the county jail.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island Rockets, which once carried thousands of passengers in luxurious comfort from Chicago to points west, may be sputtering toward the end of the line. Only two of the once-famous Rockets remain. One runs from Chicago to Rock Island, the other from Chicago to Peoria. The trains are big money losers. On Monday the Rock Island will go before the Illinois Commerce Commission and seek permission to discontinue the trains.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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