Day in history for March 23, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The steamer Dr. Franklin, which has been on the docks at Baily And Boyle's Boat Yard during the winter, undergoing repairs, took to the water on Thursday, looking as clean and bright as new. The Franklin is to run a regular packet from Galena to St. Paul.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Will Barnes, Louisville, Ky., was stopping at the Harper House in Rock Island.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Captain and Mrs. E. Stinnett of St. Louis arrived today to take charge of the work of the Salvation Army in Rock Island.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Martin E. Strieter was reelected president of the Rock Island chamber of commerce.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, Davenport, has applied for a federal permit to place a submarine communication cable across the Mississippi River between Rock Island and Davenport, according to Colonel G.A. Finley, district engineer of the Rock Island district, U.S. Corps of Engineers.

1977 -- 25 years ago
More than $1 million will be needed to bring the Quad-City Nuclear Power Generating Station in Cordova up to federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission standards recently issued. Officials took reporters and photographers on a tour of the 560 acre site and announced that the security force will be expanded and a new guardhouse and fences may be constructed. According to the new regulations, at least ten guards must be on duty at one time.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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