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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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