Day in history for June 13, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
A message was received from the Mayor recommending that a permanent dam be constructed by Rock Island in connection with the Plank Road Company, across the slough opposite Ferguson's.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Peter Farrell commenced laying bricks on J.B. Cargill's new building, opposite the jail, this morning.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island library board is in receipt of an additional $10,000 gift from Frederick Weyerhaeuser for the building fund. He previously had given $10,000 and has loaned the board $50,000. F.C.A. Denkmann recently added $2,500 toward the enterprise.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Nearly three hundred golfers used the new Saukie golf course as the first nine holes were opened for play.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A pair of swans disappeared from the lawn of the H.D. Albietz home, 4220 12th St., Rock Island, last night. They probably did not float away during last night's heavy rainstorm because they are of the concrete type.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The last of the Quad-City area barber shops have raised their prices to $4 a cut and few people seem to mind. Harley W. Hancock, owner of All Service Barber Shop, Moline, says fewer people have objected to this increase than any he can remember. The barber shops increased their minimum prices from $3.50 to $4 in the past month, following arbitration by Barbers Local 113, boosting the minimum wage to $2.80 an hour.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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