Day in history for March 14, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
By an advertisement in this paper it will be seen that J.A. Sawyer, Esq. has erected a commodious storehouse at the Colona depot, a short distance from his store at Green River.

1879 -- 125 years ago
P.L. Mitchell has bought the cotton factory in south Rock Island.

1904 -- 100 years ago
The jury in the case of D. Roy Mumford vs C.R.I. And P. reported a verdict for plaintiff awarding him $7,000 damages. The plaintiff asked for $10,000 for the loss of his right leg in a railway accident May 13, 1902.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island County Home Bureau has asked the board of supervisors for an annual appropriation to help the bureau meet expenses.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The King family, which owns property the Moline board of education proposes to use for high school expansion, ''would not refuse to sell the land to the school board for a new high school,'' Charles King, Rock Island, said today. He said the figure, $77,000, was very close to what the family thought the land was worth and what the board was willing to pay.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Downtown Moline customers may have to put up with metered parking for another 20 years. City officials are considering floating a bond issue to pay for some improvements to downtown parking lots, and the money the city takes in from parking meters would be needed to help pay back the bonds.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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