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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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