Day in history for May 10, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
A large raft of beautiful lumber landed at our levee last week and was purchased by Geo. Mixter, Esq. There was 250,000. We suppose it will be offered for sale at his lumber yard.

1878 -- 125 years ago
It was announced here that ice was selling for one cent a pound at Quincy.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Jacob Silverman's grocery store was damaged slightly by fire yesterday morning.

1928 -- 75 years ago
The Tri-City Railway Company notified Mayor Thompson of intention to abandon the State Park line south of 29th Avenue, Rock Island, if new paving is ordered.

1953 -- 50 years ago
The Montgomery Elevator And Service Co. of Kansas City has been purchased outright by the Moline Elevator Co., which operates in the Kansas City area as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Montgomery Elevator Co. of Moline. Announcement of the purchase was made by J.J. Hank, vice president and treasurer of Montgomery Elevator Co. of Moline. It is considered that Montgomery Elevator Co. of Moline is the third largest elevator manufacturer in the United States.

1978 -- 25 years ago
A 10-year goal was achieved when the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department bought 15 home monitors at $121 each. The first monitor was bought 10 years ago. With a potential of 25 members, the fire department now has a monitor for each fireman's home. The firemen no longer have to rely on hearing the siren.

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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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