Day in history for October 10, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The first shipment of freight for Chicago and the east over the Burlington Railroad was made via Prophetstown.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The steamer, Duke, which has been lying at the bottom of the river at Credit Island since last season, has been raised by the owner, Captain McCaffery.

1926 -- 75 years ago
State Senator Martin R. Carlson of Moline spoke at a meeting of the Rock Island City Republican Central Committee.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Moline Board of Education approved a plan for enlisting the cooperation of parents in establishing a voluntary system of registering the cars and motorbikes that students drive to school. The plan is to submit the idea first to the parent-teacher associations of the senior and junior high schools. If they approve, letters will be sent to parents, pointing out traffic hazards around schools and asking for cooperation in the registration of students' vehicles with school officials.

1976 -- 25 years ago
When Shadow, the 11-year-old Dalmatian mascot of the Rock Island Arsenal Fire Department, died recently, the men of the department felt that she should be properly remembered. She was buried near the department headquarters, and the firemen decided she rated a grave marker and special chained-off area. To hundreds of school children in the area, Shadow was the highlight of their visit to the department with her affectionate greeting.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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