Day in history for October 1, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
M. Kane, stove dealer, Buford's block, has just procured for the Rock Island and Mercer County railroad some fine coal burning heating stoves for the passenger and baggage car.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Captain O.E. McGinley reached home after having been in northern gold fields since May 1900 as master of the steamer, Leah, on the Yukon River.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Headquarters for the Rock Island Community Chest were established in the corner storeroom on the main floor of the Fort Armstrong Hotel.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Shopping housewives in the Quad-Cities today found prices on many cuts of beef ranging from 2 to 10 cents higher than they were Saturday. The increases were approved Friday by the office of price administration. Taking a several-cent upward climb were hamburger, round steak, chuck roasts and rib cuts.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Nearly five dozen bridges in rural Henry County are either unsafe for large farm trucks, too narrow for wide farm equipment or unsafe for school buses. Nelson Taber, county highway superintendent, says 59 bridges have state load limits of 15 tons or less, a weight frequently exceeded by large grain-hauling trucks when filled, and several of these are unsafe even for standard 9-ton school buses. Rural bridges are deteriorating faster than they can be repaired because of state manpower reductions, a mushrooming bureaucratic maze and a lack of funds from the local level on up.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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