Day in history for December 10, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Surveying for the Rock Island Railroad has started. The Corps of Engineers is now working in Ogle County.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Gun Club shot 69 rabbits, 42 quail, five squirrels, one goose, one prairie chicken and one owl for its banquet.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Club recommended last night the building of a Rock River bridge at Barstow.

1927 -- 75 years ago
A past master's jewel was presented to H. Roland Greve by Rock Island Lodge 658 of Masons.

1952 -- 50 years ago
An East Moline father today mailed to his son a silk American flag and along with it went the hope that the emblem of freedom and liberty would bring with it the same good fortune and luck which it had for him in World War I and for another son who successfully survived World War II. The flag, the property of George Bost, was mailed to his youngest son, Norman Bost, who two weeks ago enlisted in the Air Corps and is now receiving basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Wise investment and money management is of growing importance today as a hedge against the ``very critical'' problem of inflation. John D. Martin, Moline National Bank vice president and trust investment officer, warned Kiwanis members of inflation's effects on earnings, retirement plans, social security payments, food, transportation and energy costs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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