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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