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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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