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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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