Day in history for July 13, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Baxter, at the Post Office, has received the July magazines. We are indebted for a copy of Harper's, which is as usual well filled with interesting miscellany.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Fred Hass of Rock Island has won the contract to do the copper work on the Iowa capitol at Des Moines.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. W.S. Marquis returned to the pulpit of Broadway Presbyterian Church following his return from the Holy Land and Europe.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island city council decided not to grant carnival or circus permits during the remainder of the season.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A new campaign to wipe out all traces of marijuana from Scott County will be launched by Sheriff C.H. Wildman's office. According to Sheriff Wildman, the weed has been found growing wild in the county. Deputies and weed commissioners in the county have been alerted to watch for the patches of the dope-producing plant and will work with property owners in destroying it.

1977 -- 25 years ago
For a little while today, Dwight Palmer of Meersman Addition, East Moline, wondered if he had received a gift horse. He found the horse chained in his back yard when he got up this morning. A couple of hours later, a neighbor recognized the animal as ``Silver,'' owned by Harry Arvanis, who lives over half a mile from the Palmer home, and Arvanis walked over to retrieve it.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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