Day in history for March 14, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Farmers of Rock Island County are urged to take shares in the plank road that Rock Island men will build from this city past the Rock River. This will give them a good road every day of the year, instead of having the avenues to the city closed to them for six months out of a year.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Mayor Butler vetoed an ordinance by the Rock Island council that would permit horned cattle to run at large from March 31 to April 1. The mayor said he could not tell whether this meant cows always must be kept fenced or whether they never had to be tied up or fenced. Very little pasture remains in the city and cows at large feed on shade trees, shrubbery and lawns. He disapproved.

1902 -- 100 years ago
It is reported that the Harriman interests of Wall Street have bought control of the Rock Island Railroad.

1927 -- 75 years ago
At the request of property owners, 4th Avenue in Rock Island will be paved 52 feet wide, instead of 44 feet as planned.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A preliminary plan to build a seawall from Perry to Main streets will be examined today by the Davenport city plan commission.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Some 300 dogs, primarily purebred large animals, are being stolen in the Illinois Quad-Cities annually, officials said today. ``There are a lot of them being stolen, like Irish setters and Dobermans, the top breed dogs,'' said Moline animal control officer Phil Volkers.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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