Day in history for June 27, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The mayor recommends that a permanent dam be built across the slough in back of Rock Island. The dam would protect the proposed plank road to Rock River.

1877 -- 125 years ago
About 3 p.m. today, Joseph Rosenfield and James Roach were playing on the river bank, just below the ferry landing, when they found the body of a boy baby, about 4 months old.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Chicago Record-Herald yesterday contained the reminiscences of his boyhood life in Rock Island by Governor Sam R. VanSant of Minnesota.

1927 -- 75 years ago
An appropriation ordinance apportioning the sum of $304,084.75 among the various city departments was passed by the Rock Island City Council and two revenue-producing measures, which will add about $3,500 to the general fund, were adopted.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Charles Rice of Cordova has always liked trains. Recently, he started building a house and decided to make it look as much like a train as possible. The ``locomotive'' is made from old oil cans.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The ``mighty'' 6602 hillside combine of Deere And Co. is one of the 25 best-designed factory-made products on the market today, a select panel of experts have decided. Designed and manufactured in the John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, the combine is specially designed to operate safely on the steep slopes of the Pacific Northwest. The combine sells for $52,827.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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