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Day in history for February 15, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The steamer Wyoming tried to come up river but was stopped at Keithsburg by floating ice. Some of her passengers reached Rock Island by stagecoach the next day.

1877 -- 125 years ago
John P. Lemon of Hampton shot a large wolf on Campbell's Island.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Several contractors are organizing a new company to be known as the Rock Island Sand And Gravel Co. The new firm will buy steamboats and barges and be ready to begin operations as soon as the river opens in the spring.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The entire Coal Valley community has been invited to turn out Monday to hunt the foxes and wolves infesting the hills nearby.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Earl H. Hanson, superintendent of schools in Rock Island, called on Rock Island residents to turn out in large numbers to vote in tomorrow's referendum on the $200,000 school bond issue and show that you are interested in your children and your children's problems.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The Illinois Pollution Control Board will stage a hearing on an industry proposal to amend noise regulations governing impulsive forging operations. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency scheduled the hearing in the Rockford City Council Chambers Wednesday at 10 a.m. and invited area residents interested in the regulations to attend the meeting. Many residents living near Moline Forge, 4101 4th Ave., are bothered by noise eminating from that operation.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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