Day in history for March 20, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Remer and Grant of Davenport are trying to go ahead with their ferry, although our county judge has refused them a license. The Davenport Banner attacks the Rock Island ferry, but it should be said in defense of Captain John Wilson that he runs a good ferry and attends strictly to business.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Special trains will be run from Rock Island to Moline for the Emma Abbott concert.

1902 -- 100 years ago
George A. Price has bought out his father and uncle and is now the owner of the Boston Shoe Store, Rock Island.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Dr. John McGown Stevenson, pastor of Broadway Presbyterian Church for nine years, resigned to accept pastorate in Jacksonville.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Six unimproved streets in Moline have been barricaded and others will be closed off if their conditions become serious enough to be a danger to motorists, Street Superintendent Clark M. Hartzell said today. This is the usual condition that crops up every spring. The only real solution is grading, but we can't do that until the frost is entirely out of the ground.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Moline parents will be responsible for vandalism by their children under an ordinance adopted by the city council. Moline aldermen unanimously approved the new ordinance, which provides fines of up to $500 for parents, in an effort to curb increasing destruction of city property.

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