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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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