Day in history for September 13, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
There has been a small rise in the river at this point and several boats that have been out of the trade for some weeks have resumed their regular trips again.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The heavy timber for Volk's new planing mill arrived today.

1903 -- 100 years ago
John and Walter Hynes, Dr. C. Crouch and Clarence Laflin have returned from a weeks outing at Boston Bay.

1928 -- 75 years ago
The fall meeting of the Rock River Presbytery opens next week in Joy.

1953 -- 50 years ago
The price of bread is not going to be increased in the Quad-Cities, at least not right now. Managers of all the major bakeries or distributors in the area indicated that the prices of their products will remain the same. That word came following announcement in Chicago that bread was going up a cent a loaf there.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Desaulniers and Co. will move 70 percent of its commercial printing facilities, and 170 of its 320 employees, from its downtown Moline plant to a new $2 million facility at the Quad-City Industrial Airpark by Nov. 1, 1979. Two of the company's three buildings in the 1700 block of 3rd Avenue will be sold or leased, and the third used for direct mail operations, according to President Truman K. Woodard. Woodard said the company ``ran out of areas where we could grow here (on 3rd Avenue). We either had to acquire land, and there isn't any, or move and relocate.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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