Day in history for June 17, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
A new company of Rock Island capitalists has rented the west half of the wharf boat, in which to pack fish for the fall market.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Moline City Council appropriated $36,500 to run the city for the new fiscal year. The council fixed 12.5 cents per hour as the rate of pay for laborers on streets.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Fire heavily damaged the carpenter shops of Davis And Co. on 19th Street, near 1st Avenue, Rock Island.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Teachers protested a ruling by the Rock Island Board of Education abolishing 10 days of annual sick leave.

1953 -- 50 years ago
A general-alarm fire swept a section of the Salter Processing Division plant of Teske Milling Co., 1848 W. Locust St., resulting in injuries to two Davenport firemen and damage estimated at several thousand dollars. The fire reportedly originated in a rotary feed dryer of the grain-processing plant and spread to upper parts of the two-story brick building.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Scores of area residents know the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Anderson, 3435 52nd St. Court, Moline, because of their years of involvement with Moline Boys Choir and Quad-City Music Guild. And the congregation of First Covenant Church knows the young men as energetic workers for the church. Jeff, 23, is a child-care counselor at Bethany Home, Moline. Scott, 21, will be a senior at Augustana next year.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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