Day in history for December 6, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The city council last night ordered a plank crossing to be built from Cook And Sargent's Bank to the Rock Island House across West Eagle Street.

1877 -- 125 years ago
James F. Copp will open his new livery stable at the stand formerly occupied by A. Henry on 3rd Avenue, between 16th and 17th streets, Rock Island.

1902 -- 100 years ago
G.H. Baumbach was elected captain of Post 41 of the Fraternal Army of America at its annual meeting.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Army engineers have recommended appropriation of $67,000 for flood control of Mill Creek at Milan.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The first program of a series by Rock Island Public Schools will be presented tomorrow over WHBF-TV at 5:15 p.m. ``Purpose of the series is to help the public understand the instruction program of the Rock Island schools,'' said Miss Amelia Traenkenschuh, assistant superintendent in charge of curriculum.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Public works employees in the Illinois Quad-Cities are doing a good job helping to keep pollutants out of nearby rivers, according to Roger Sutherland, a representative of the GH2M-Hill Consulting Engineering Firm of Redding, Calif. Sutherland visited the Quad-Cities as part of the California company's team which hopes to help urban committees choose water pollution controls which are most economically feasible for local needs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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