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: 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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