Day in history for October 25, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island and Mercer County Railroad is now completed a mile or two beyond Preemption and trains run out there every morning and evening.

1901 -- 100 years ago
A disastrous fire wiped out Chris Mueller and Sons' saw mill and planing mill, Davenport, at a loss of more than $100,000.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island and Galesburg high schools played to a scoreless tie with drizzle slowing up action.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Members of the Rock River flood control committee and residents of the Rock River valley today are preparing letters to be sent to Representative Robert Chiperfield calling for flood control measures in the river valley after it was revealed that floods in 1951 had caused two-and-a-half million dollars damage in Rock Island, Henry and Whiteside counties.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Revised plans for a downtown Moline overpass would eliminate so much parking that the structure could jeopardize efforts to breathe new life into the area, redevelopment officials are warning aldermen. Design of the planned railroad overpass was approved last June, but revised plans released recently have so worried redevelopment officials that the group asked for a special meeting with city officials. The $2.8 million dollar overpass, originally hailed as a means of providing better access to areas north of the railroad tracks, would connect with a new Arsenal bridge planned by the Army along 16th St.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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