Day in history for May 20, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Voting places in Rock Island are: First ward, courthouse; Second ward, mayor's office; Third ward, the brick schoolhouse.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Thomas Mansill, the commission man in the old woolen mill building, this morning received over 800 dozen eggs from Martin Schoonmaker of Edgington over the Rock Island And Mercer Railroad.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The public has donated $1,025.20 for improvement of 12th Street as far as Chippiannock Cemetery.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Two Florida men are in Rock Island seeking a site on which to build a $100,000 greyhound racing plant.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Promotion of Miss Madeline L. Johnson, Rock Island policewoman for 12 years, to sergeant was announced today by Ray W. Osterman, secretary of the Rock Island board of police and fire commissioners.

1977 -- 25 years ago
``Baby Doll'' LaNore is bidding bye-bye to her job at the Sherrard Post Office. LaNore Johnston, postmaster for 27 years, recently surprised her fellow employees by announcing she is throwing away her key in favor of a wedding ring and retirement in Florida. In doing so she ends a dynasty, started by her grandmother, that has kept the postmaster post in the family for most of the last century. Long before women's lib, LaNore's grandmother was postmaster in the mid 1800s, handing out mail to pioneers who came to her farm on horseback.

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