Day in history for September 30, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Gilmore of Greenbush left a splendid tomato for the editor. It weighs two pounds.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The Arkansas has been at Port Byron since yesterday waiting for the wind to subside. She has three barges containing 16 carloads of lumber and six cars of grain to be transferred to the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad here.

1903 -- 100 years ago
The home of August Schatteman was entered by thieves last night and $35 was taken from a dresser drawer.

1928 -- 75 years ago
New amateur record of 68 established by Albert H. Gadient at Black Hawk Hills golf course.

1953 -- 50 years ago
A full-fledged Indian powwow was conducted Saturday night by Warren County Sheriff John Twomey and deputies after they took into custody four Indians who were creating a disturbance at a Santa Fe railroad work camp near Ormonde. The Indians were unable to speak understandable English and were referred to by Sheriff Twomey as ``Sitting Bull one through four.''

1978 -- 25 years ago
At the recent National Barrow Show in Minnesota, the Black Hawk East livestock judging team swept the national junior college swine judging title from a field of 13 teams representing five states. In winning high team honors, BHE placed seven individuals in the top ten. Winning individual honors were Al Hyett, Aledo, with Al Vary, Tampico, placing second.

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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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