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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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