Day in history for June 22, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Our town and vicinity has been thus far the present season generally very healthy, and there is no reason to doubt that it will so continue throughout the summer.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Captain Blackburn, collector of the poll tax, has appointed George L. Gorman, Joseph Rosenfield, John Brennan and Thomas Bollman as his deputies.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Officers of the Long View Park Improvement Association are T.J. Medill, C.F. Gaetjer, George W. McCaskrin and Phil Mitchell.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Sixty-five Rock Island Boy Scouts are at Smith's Park, near Mount Carroll, Ill., to explore the caves of that vicinity.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The Moline sewer department, beset during the last several months by serious breaks which cost thousands of dollars to repair, is faced with another problem. It is the blockage of a 15-inch sewer on 2nd Street between 3rd Avenue and its riverfront outlet. Because there is no manhole in the 1,000-foot stretch of sewer where the stoppage occured there is no possible way of forcing an opening through the dammed-up sewer.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Unusually high ozone readings in the Quad-Cities early today dropped suddenly when a band of thunderstorms passed through the area. The pollution level rose to 70 parts per billion late this morning and pollution watchers said that had it remained there two hours they would have issued an advisory.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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