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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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