Day in history for June 12, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Passengers and shippers are asked to take notice that the fast running packet, J. McKee, will arrive at the Rock Island wharf at 3 o'clock this afternoon on its way down river.

1877 -- 125 years ago
R.S. Dingess, oldtime showman of Chicago, was here today billing the town for Forepaugh's big circus, coming June 30.

1902 -- 100 years ago
At the offices of Drack And Kerns, architects, contracts were awarded to N. Juhl to erect a building for the London Clothing Company for $30,000 and another building for the National Bowling Alley Company for $11,000.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island aldermen favor a city tax on gasoline.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Moline's George Washington Grade School, 41st Street and 16th Avenue, is featured in the May issue of Architectural Forum. The $611,000 Moline school, finished and occupied last fall, is the first building of the Quad-Cities area to be discussed in the magazine. The school was designed by Architect M.R. Beckstrom of Moline.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Harpist Sally Goodwin Weitzman has recently been notified of her acceptance into the Affiliate Artists program, a national organization created for the purpose of advancing the careers of performing artists and broadening appreciation for the arts through community residencies. The East Moline native was one of a small number of applicants chosen from a field of 900 for the honor.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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