Day in history for May 30, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Captain Barger's Brunette is the finest steamboat in the trade. Its cabins are beautifully embellished with stucco work, carving and gilding. The Brunette will call at this port every Thursday on its upward trip.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Light Artillery Company drilled in courthouse square as part of Memorial Day exercises at the soldiers' monument. Speakers were Dr. Patrick Gregg, Captain L.M. Haverstick, the Rev. Mr. Nisbet, and Senator Moderwell of Henry County.

1902 -- 100 years ago
At Memorial Day services today Mayor B.F. Knox gave the opening address. The chief speaker was Congressman A.J. Hopkins of Aurora. C.J. Tisdell spoke at Chippiannock Cemetery.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Three children of Mr. and Mrs. Austin F. Parson have died within the last 48 hours of complications which followed measles.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Burglars stole an estimated $10,000 worth of high grade machinists' tools at Sterling Products Company, 1624-26 3rd Ave., Moline.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Anne and Marie Ringquist spent their first 20 years growing up together, worked together for nearly 40 years in the Moline schools, and now the twins are retiring to tour Europe together. Anne has been an elementary school teacher at Washington School for most of her 40 years in the district. Marie has served as district art coordinator for 38 years.

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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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