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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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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