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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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