Day in history for September 23, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Judge Grant of Davenport has returned from the east and says cars will run over the Chicago And Rock Island railroad as far as Joliet by Oct. 10. Contracts for grading this end of the road will be awarded next week.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The Wyman X passed down river today with a raft of logs and the Blue Lodge went by with three barges of freight.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. R.B. Williams, pastor of First Methodist Church, was returned to his pastorate by the Methodist conference in session at Streator.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A Rock Island firm, Hermann Associates, Inc., plans the manufacture of a device from which will incorporate a new principle of gas feed for motors.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Wilbur Smith, 1017 4th St., Moline, had a new complaint for police. He said children opened the screen door of his house and put a cat in the space between it and the inner door. When he investigated the noise, police said, Smith's dog and the stray cat got into a good scrape. The youths vanished when police hunted them.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Deere And Co. Vice President Glenn Leggett had some bad new for the several hundred investment analysts gathered at Deere's administration headquarters. ``The contractor working on the building addition inadvertently cut the main water line.'' Leggett said portable restrooms would be available before lunch.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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