Day in history for September 17, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The new quarters for the First National Bank (Mitchell And Lynde, owners), downtown Rock Island, are about ready for use, and will be occupied early next week.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Four flat cars loaded with delivery wagons for the Tri-City Bottled Milk and Butter Company arrived in Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A new model street car was introduced to patrons of the Tri-City Railway Company on the Rock Island-Moline Lines.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Seven Quad-Cities pilots will be among more than 150 civil air patrol flyers in a mock search-and-rescue mission tomorrow at the University of Illinois, Champaign. They will be briefed on the mission and assigned a grid area they must search. Pilots will report any unusual activity seen in their grid, and, in one grid, an actual wreckage will be planted by the Air Force to represent the mock lost plane. Every C.A.P. unit in the state will be represented.

1976 -- 25 years ago
East Moline officials are seeking appointment of a special prosecuting attorney to save the city up to $14,000 in traffic offense revenue. City Attorney William Phares met with members of the city council's finance committee to outline his proposal. ``Under a recent appellate court ruling, any state traffic offense is now prosecuted by the state's attorney, and fines from those cases must go to the county treasury,'' Phares said.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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