Day in history for October 9, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Robert Maclom And Co. has bought the livery horses and carriages of D.S. Robinson and will run a hack three times a day between Moline and Rock Island.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Articles of incorporation of the Rock Island And Peoria Railroad Company were filed.

1902 -- 100 years ago
H.E. Casteel was elected president of the Rock Island Baseball Association.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Illinois Commerce Commission granted the Tri-City Railway Company the right to discontinuance sale of 7 tickets for 50 cents and 15 tickets for $1, while retaining the present 10-cent cash fare and 3 tokens for 25 cents.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The Quad-Cities tomorrow doff their community hats to a railroad, the Rock Island Lines, which moves into its second century with all locomotives still pointed toward progress. A train of floats and marching units will parade through downtown Rock Island, starting at 2:15 p.m. The celebration will also include the dedication of a stone shaft at the Rock Island Lines 31st Street station. The plaque commemorates the first crossing of the Mississippi River by a railroad bridge.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Overlook, the Moline mansion of the late Mrs. Charles Deere Wiman, will become a privately-owned community center under plans being mapped by officials of the Butterwork Memorial Trust. The mansion, at 817 11th Ave., was willed to the trust when Mrs. Wiman died in June 1976.

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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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