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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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