Day in history for June 10, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The Methodist conference passed a resolution that it is not competent for an annual conference to censure members for joining secret societies.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Happy C. Wagner and his 18 minstrels drew a crowd to Dart's Hall last night.

1902 -- 100 years ago
A deal has been consummated by which Rock Island is to be the location of the Lancashire-Marshall Organ Company, which will move here from Moline.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Elizabeth Norton was elected president of the newly-formed auxiliary to the Rock Island Aerie of Eagles.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Flower is the name of the pet skunk owned by Sandra Roberts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Huntoon, 1740 9th Ave., Moline. The skunk was sent to Sandra by her aunt, Mrs. Collin Miller of Beverly Hills, Calif. With it were a bunch of papers showing that it has passed numerous health tests and that it was harmless.

1977 -- 25 years ago
For as long as he can remember, Wayne Franzen yearned for the life of a circus star. Even as a six-year-old farm boy in Wisconsin, he spent his spare time pouring over encyclopedias in the school library, looking for pictures and stories of circus lore. Twenty years later, with college and six years of teaching high school industrial arts behind him, he started his own circus. The Franzen Bros. Circus unveils its panoply of performers at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. in Geneseo.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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