Day in history for October 6, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Peter Farrell has completed the brick work on Dart's Sons new block and he will now rush the work on Gaylord's new block before cold weather.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island Waterworks Superintendent Bancroft is preparing a barge and arranging the machinery which will be used to repair leaks in the intake pipe of the waterworks.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Members of the Rock Island Club will consider a proposal for the sale of their property on the west side of 19th St. between 2nd and 3rd Ave. and the dissolution of the club organization.

1951 -- 50 years ago
An 8-year old Rock Island girl received a stern lecture from First Assistant Fire Chief Charles B. Knox after she turned in a false alarm at 12th St. and 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Assistant Chief Knox said the girl maintained she did not know what would happen when she pulled the alarm. The girl, taken in custody by Patrolman Kenneth F. Jaeke, did not run away after pulling the alarm, the assistant fire chief asserted.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A Quad-City woman had to check six local tire stores last week before she found a size H78-15 tire for her car. The length of her search was surprising to local retail dealers, but may not be uncommon in coming months. The ripples of the four-month tire industry strike this summer are beginning to reach consumers, and a check with local retail dealers indicates supplies are getting low.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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