Day in history for June 5, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
We hear a hundred Pawnee Indians demanded pay to allow a train of emigrants to cross a bridge. The Indians were offered bread but demanded an ox, in addition. The emigrants therefore drew their guns and cleaned off the bridge, killing two or three and wounding others.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The fourth annual graduation exercises of Rock Island High School will be held in the Central Presbyterian Church. Music will be provided by Forey Folsom's string band.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Lines began to occupy the new passenger station at 5th Avenue and 31st Street in Rock Island.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A 30-acre tract bounded on two sides by 23rd Avenue and 17th Street has been chosen as the site for Rock Island's future million-dollar high school. Main building operations may not be started for several years, but a stadium may be built sooner.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A major theft was reported to Rock Island police. A prowler crept into the rear of the Fifth Avenue Cafe and lugged away two 100-pound sacks filled with those hard-to-get spuds. The cafe management had just alleviated a 4-day potato shortage with the purchase of the two sacks.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Nearly 600 persons have more than 20,300 parking tickets which they have not paid since 1975 in Rock Island and the city's police department announced it is launching a drive to collect the money.

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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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