Day in history for November 3, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Citizens on 21st Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, complain that people allow their hogs to run at large and that they root up and undermine the sidewalks on that street.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Lodge of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen was formed. Grant Jenks was installed as master.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Howard Gregg, Moline, named sheriff, was the only Democrat elected to a county office.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Ferry service between Rock Island and Davenport has been halted for the season because of lack of patronage. Fred Kahlke, Rock Island, who has been operating a small ferry between the two cities, declared patronage during the summer fell off to the point where it was not even supporting the enterprise. Kahlke, who operated the old W.J. Quinlan stern wheeler ferry for years, still has hopes some answer to the ferry problem may be found next spring.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A former Hampton area resident, Marty McCasland, is making things lively for his fellow workers on an Alaskan pipeline crew. Marty, a welder's helper, is official bugler for his pipe gang and announces on his horn things like time to get up, time for breaks, time for ball games, or anything that strikes his fancy. Marty, 29, is the subject of a feature article in The Camp Follower, a publication distributed to pipeline workers throughout Alaska.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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