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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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