Day in history for October 11, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The brickwork and roofing on Father Roles new residence west of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Rock Island, is completed and the building will soon be ready for occupancy.

1901 -- 100 years ago
H.N. Stone, the directory publisher, has practically completed his canvass in Rock Island for his forthcoming book.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Independents closed the home season by defeating the Chicago Bulls, 7 to 3.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Workmen today prepared to pour footings for the auditorium-gymnasium wing of the new $800,000 Bettendorf High School, scheduled to be ready for use by the first of the year. The main section of the building, centered on a 14.5 acre tract overlooking the Mississippi River between 21st and 23rd St., is largely completed, and classes are already in session there.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Hulda Fryxell of Moline has been ``fiddling'' away her time with Tri-City Symphony for more than half a century. The orchestra opened its 62nd season and the Moline violinist has been a member of the symphony for 55 of those 62 years. She has been playing in the orchestra longer than any other current member. Her husband, H.E. Fryxell, also a violinist, was a charter member of the orchestra. He died in 1963. Mrs. Fryxell has performed in the orchestra under the baton of eight conductors, from the very first one, Ludwig Becker, to the current one, James Dixon.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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