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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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