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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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