Day in history for February 22, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
We learn that the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of St. Louis, will establish an institution in Davenport. Mr. LeClaire, with his accustomed generosity, has donated to them an entire block of ground upon which to erect the buildings.

1878 -- 125 years ago
It was announced the Burlington Railroad will soon put on a freight train between Rock Island and Mendota, via Dimock.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Burglars effected an entrance into the Wolfmann residence on 30th St., Rock Island. They ransacked the place but got nothing of value for their pains.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Eighteen candidates, 12 on the Republican ticket, are seeking nominations for aldermen at the city primary March 13.

1953 -- 50 years ago
A new warehouse encompassing about 230,000 square feet is under construction at the Farmall Works of the International Harvester Company. The new building will cost more than $1,000,000. The new warehouse being built at the west end of the Farmall property, will be used for production material storage.

1978 -- 25 years ago
The Arrowhead Ranch board agreed to seek additional state license bed capacity, and to try to keep a recently started aftercare program that helps boys adjust to living on the ``outside.'' The board agreed to ask the state to increase the number of boys Arrowhead may treat at a time from 64 to 72.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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