Day in history for September 24, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
At their convention at Cambridge, Democrats nominated William Marshall Jr. of Cordova as the representative for the counties of Rock Island, Henry and Stark in the Legislature. Mr. Marshall is one of the pioneers of this county.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner were met at the depot by a crowd of friends on their return from Europe. Biehl's band and the Turner glee club serenaded them and several hundred friends called on them in the evening.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Appointment of W.E. Cederberg of Brown University to be instructor in mathematics at Augustana College was announced.

1927 -- 75 years ago
State Representative Clinton Searle spoke to new citizens at a patriotic program in the circuit courtroom.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Early morning raids led by Sheriff Morris E. Muhleman netted 10 slot machines at the Moline Eagles country home on Rock River and a bing table dice outfit at the Club Flamingo, Carbon Cliff. The Eagles raid, at 1:55 a.m., produced the biggest single haul of slot machines made by Muhleman since he was elected sheriff in 1950.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The federal government has come through with an expected $1.98 million grant for constructing taxiways leading to the Quad-City Airport's east-west runway. The airport board accepted the grant, which also includes the cost of relocating the airport's west T-hangar, this morning.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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