Day in history for January 22, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Scott Lodge, No. 37, IOOF, was organized and officers were elected. There are now two Lodges of this noble order in Davenport.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The second annual dinner of the Rock Island Athletic Club will be served at the Harper House tomorrow.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Rural mail carriers will ask $850 a year. They say that their present pay of $500 a year is not enough, since they must pay the costs for two horses for their daily 25-mile trips.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Skaters from Lincoln Junior High School won the first silver skate races at Douglas Park.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The largest real estate transaction in the history of Monmouth was recorded in the office of the Warren County recorder. The deed which was recorded conveyed the Gamble-Skogmo warehouse property north of Monmouth to the Prudential Life Insurance Company of America for a consideration of $850,000.

1977 -- 25 years ago
At a ceremony today in the offices of the Coordinated Services for the Aging, 400 16th St., Rock Island, keys to the Wayne Special Care Busette were turned over to the chairman of Project NOW. For a small group of persons who have worked the past three years to make the bus a reality, it was a dream come true. Purchase of the bus, which has a 15-person capacity, began with a survey of transportation needs of the elderly back in 1973 by CSA.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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