Day in history for March 10, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The county court of commissioners certified that a second ferry is needed and the court will grant a license to the city in opposition to the ferry owned by Spencer and Robinson.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Miss Frances Slade, after seven years of residence in Italy, is visiting her brother and other relatives in Rock Island. She is staying at the Harper House.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Retail Merchants Association adopted a resolution condemning the court action being taken against the street car company by the city's mayor.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island and Moline are among the semi-finalists in the district basketball tournament.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The first passenger bus linking the sprawling 654-home Ridgeview housing project with Davenport is scheduled to roll Thursday morning following a vote of approval by the city council in a surprise move Tuesday night. In a regular session last Thursday, the council rejected the proposal by a 5 to 3 vote.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Paul M. Carlson, 51, sports editor of The Daily Dispatch for the past 25 years, died Saturday morning in Moline Public Hospital after a long fight against cancer. Carlson underwent surgery in September 1977, then wrote an award-winning column concerning his doctors' diagnosis of terminal cancer of the pancreas. His health improved temporarily after the operation, and he returned to work full time until December 1978.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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