Day in history for September 8, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mr. C.W. Wivill, of the well-known dry goods firm of H.C. Wivill And Co., Rock Island, has returned from the east, where he purchased the largest stock of dry goods ever brought to this city before.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The board of review of assessments in Rock Island County completed its labor and the results show a loss in valuation since last year on property in the city of Rock Island of $21,130.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island voters approved the proposition to abandon the city's tuberculosis sanatorium, located at 25th Avenue and 17th Street.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Workmen have begun clearing and excavating at the site of the new 4-story classroom wing for United Township High School, East Moline. Cost of the project is estimated at more than $1,000,000. The addition will provide 15 classrooms and a study hall. Part of the hill is being removed and the first floor of the new section will be on a lower level level than the present high school building.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Illinois legislators say they could provide $20 million in state funding if Quad-City mayors can agree on a proposed areawide civic center. But Rock Island Mayor James Haymaker said today there's ``no way'' he could endorse a joint civic center outside his city. Haymaker appeared the lone holdout against the Riverpoint Center proposed by the Quad-City Development Group for the western tip of Arsenal Island.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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