Day in history for September 21, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The first business train of the Rock Island and Mercer County Railroad made a trip to Taylor Ridge (12 miles) and brought in 21 carloads of cattle and hogs which went to Chicago the same night.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Fresh from the marshes, glistening with the dew that is akin the frost, where hundreds of women and girls earn their wages among the damp vines, the first cranberries of the season have come to Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Raymond R. Walker was appointed as a member of the board of directors of the Rock Island Y.M.C.A.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A Rapids City youth may find it a little hard to comply with his draft board's order to report for induction, his mother said today. He's been in Korea since January. Selective Service officials said it's a good example of what happens when a young man enlists in the armed forces but fails to tell his draft board about it.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Pauline Dorbeck is just rolling in the dough. The 74-year-old Moline woman rises at dawn and is on the job by 6:30 a.m., rolling out the dough for pies she bakes daily for a Moline restaurant. By 10:30 she is well on her way to completing a 20-pie lineup that includes her specialty, raisin cream. But she has her fingers into more than just pies. Mrs. Dorbeck baked more than 1,000 cookies for the recent Jerry Lewis Telethon, with the cookies going to those who participated in the event.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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