Day in history for March 29, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Hundreds of people are selling out at a great sacrifice in order to go to California to hunt gold. Those who write from there and those who return are unanimous in saying that anyone who can get along here should not for a moment think of leaving. Those who go should realize they have bought a ticket in a lottery, there are 100 blanks for each prize.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- There is much feeling in town over C.S. who went to Chicago with a load of cattle and did not return. He leaves a wife, 12 children and debts of $20,000.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- C.H. Deere will give a $300 vase in memory of his father, John Deere, to the courthouse. The Deere vase will match the S.R. Cobb memorial vase, and they will be placed on opposite sides of the east walk.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Delegations from Rock Island and Moline went to Springfield to urge passage of a bill to make Watch Tower a state park.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Rock Island County Sheriff Morris E. Muhleman appealed for the return of a wagon that was taken from the Boy Scout camp below Andalusia. The wagon was loaned to the scouts by the J.I. Case Company and the scouts have no money for replacing the wagon if it is not returned.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- The possibility of developing an estimated $4 to $5 million dollar high rise complex for the elderly in Green Rock, which would include the annexation of about 10 acres of land, was presented to the city council.
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