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: 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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