Day in history for January 17, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
G.H. Baxter, located three doors east of the Rock Island post office, sells all the most popular magazines: Godey's, Sartain's, Holden's, Peterson's and Woodruff's Youth.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Twenty-three sleighs and two hacks make regular trips across the river on the ice between Rock Island and the village on the Iowa side.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Reporters inspected the Tri-City Bottled Milk and Butter Company on 44th St., Rock Island, and there saw milk tested for cleanliness and bottled by machinery. Bottled milk is something new in sanitation.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Community Chest, Inc., was organized on a permanent basis. L.M. Casteel was elected president of the association.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A warrant charging a Chicago man with selling unlabeled horse meat to Quad-City retail firms was obtained this morning in Rock Island police court. State's Attorney Bernard J. Moran said the warrant is against Matt Klaersch, identified as an official of the LaMont Provisions Company of Joliet.

1977 -- 25 years ago
After receiving favorable public reactions to its idea of a single Quad-City Civic Center, the Quad-City Development Group says that it will now accelerate research into the feasibility of the project. Originally proposed in September, the plan involves constructing a single Quad-City Civic Center on the tip of Arsenal Island.

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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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