Day in history for May 10, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Davenport, like Rock Island, voted almost unanimously to subscribe to more stock in the Rock Island And Chicago Railroad. Only 14 no votes were cast.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Six large red-granite columns arrived here on flatcars today. They are bound for Des Moines, where the columns will be used at the main entrance of the state house.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Typographical Union elected Frank Sneed as president, A.A. Eihl as vice president, and G.E. Morgan secretary.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island city council approved the appointments of Ernest Russ as health officer and Sam Ruben as assistant health officer.

1952 -- 50 years ago
This is a story about a pig who started for market but didn't get there. Alvin W. Nelson, Sherrard, told Rock Island police that he lost a 250-pound Hampshire black and white hog from his truck while he was enroute to market in Davenport. Nelson valued the hog at $45.

1977 -- 25 years ago
East Moline animal control officer Earl Burklund and city health inspector Francis X. Williams have developed an ordinance which would limit the number of animals allowed in one yard and levy instant fines on pet owners who let their animals run free. Burklund told the city council finance committee that the ordinance, which will be finalized this week, would allow residents to own no more than five dogs and-or cats.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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