Day in history for July 12, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Prairiefield is the name of a new post office established on the Knoxville Road, south of Rock Island. S.H. Bartlett is the postmaster.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Marshal Hawes and his police are deserving of great praise for their insistence on a cleaner city. Rock Island's alleys and back yards never looked better.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Socialists of Rock Island and Moline held a convention. They nominated P.J. Carlson, Rock Island, for representative of this district in the Illinois legislature.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, trans-Atlantic air hero, will visit the Tri-Cities next month, while on tour of the nation in his Spirit of St. Louis.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Chosen one of two Illinois girls to attend the National 4-H camp in Washington, D.C., Juanita Johnston says the 2-week trip was well worth the nine years of 4-H work it took to win the top honor. Miss Johnston, a junior at Western Illinois College at Macomb, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Johnston of near Preemption.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Scott Thompson, former Moline and University of Iowa basketball star, is on a basketball tour of Argentina. Thompson, 1976 Iowa graduate, is with the Airliner team, made up of other former Iowa cage stars. Airliner won the National AAU Tournament last spring and was invited to Argentina for a 12-game, 18-day tour.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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