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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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