Day in history for July 6, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
A severe hailstorm passed over a portion of this county entirely destroying the growing crops. It crossed the river between Port Byron and Cordova and extended its ravages some distance into Iowa.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The Robert Ross and the Reiling steamboats came up the river this morning, the former with a raft of logs for the Keator And Co. sawmills.

1902 -- 100 years ago
J.R. Johnson is the new ticket agent of the Acme Steamboat Line, succeeding Captain George Lamont.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island is making plans for the entertainment of 500 persons at the convention of the Illinois Association of Master Painters and Decorators.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The Hillsdale Post Office was moved from the old bank building, where it had been located since 1933, to a newly remodeled section of the John L. Johnson building on Main Street. In 1933 the post office was moved from Maud Mill's building across the tracks to the bank building. Mrs. William Buckley was postmaster at the time. Howard Feaster, present postmaster, started work the following year.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Some 1135 union workers at J.I. Case plants in Rock Island and Bettendorf went on strike after negotiations over a new three-year contract stalled. The union is seeking wages similar to those paid Deere And Co. workers. The average hourly wage paid Case workers is $8.35 while the average pay for Deere workers is $9.

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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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