Day in history for November 30, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
It is beginning to be learned that our coal is more valuable than our water power.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Keator's Sawmill shut down for the season.

1901 -- 100 years ago
E.C. Berry, president of the Tri-City Labor Congress, will confer with President Theodore Roosevelt on the Arsenal labor situation.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Argus announced the opening of the 18th annual campaign of The Argus Santa Claus.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Well-aged samples of prohibition liquor stored in the old Moline Waterworks building since 1931 went to the fish yesterday as ``several dozen'' 2-ounce bottles were emptied into the Mississippi River. The samples were those from bootleg raids, turned over to the Moline city water inspector for analysis. The dumping of the ``hootch'' specimens was part of a general cleanup of the building, which will be used as a garage by the street department.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Construction is scheduled to begin soon on a 217-unit apartment complex at 3500 70th St., Moline. Building permits totaling $4.3 million for the complex, called Black Hawk Village Apartments, were taken out last week by G.G.D. Corp., a subsidiary of General Growth Development Corp., Des Moines. The property at the southeast corner of 70th St. and 34th Ave. recently was annexed to the city zoned R-5 (multiple-family residential).

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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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