Day in history for September 6, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
F.A.C. Foreman, well known to many Argus readers, has started a Whig newspaper at New Boston, calling the paper ``The Golden Era.'' We hope his paper will last longer than the party it backs.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Harry Robinson's quartet-quintet company will appear in Rock Island on the 12th.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Forepough-Sells circus drew large crowds here today.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Professor F.M. Fryxell and Robert Spahr of Augustana College succeeded in climbing the Grand Teton mountain in Wyoming, they being the first this year to scale the peak.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A fire of undetermined origin destroyed the new Gamble-Skogmo warehouse, located on Route 67, a mile north of Monmouth. Loss was estimated at $2,500,000. The building was owned by the Prudential Insurance Company.

1977 -- 25 years ago
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has spent $475,000 in the last eight years preparing a Moline flood-protection plan whose soaring cost is leading some aldermen and business officials to question it's value. The plan calls for construction of a floodwall and related structures from 1st Street to 34th Street and from 48th Street to 55th Street. The Corps said the cost of building a floodwall in that middle stretch, from 34th Street to 48th Street, would be too high, and the benefits too few, to justify construction.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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