Day in history for March 26, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Frink And Co. now runs a daily line of stagecoaches between Davenport and Cedar Rapids, by way of Tipton.

1879 -- 125 years ago
S.R. Finley walked 58 miles and Thomas Hass 56 before they took their first rest in their 24-hour walking race in Turner Hall, Rock Island.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Augustana College has taken an option to buy land at 7th Avenue and 38th Street as a site for a future auditorium.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Gov. John Hammill of Iowa has accepted an invitation to join Gov. Louis Emmerson of Illinois at the dedication of the Rock Island Public Schools Stadium next Oct. 5.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Members of the flood control committee of the East Moline and Silvis chamber of commerce will recommend to the East Moline City Council the construction of an earthern dike along the East Moline riverfront. The recommendation will include a dike from a point 500 feet west of Sugar Creek southwesterly to the Deere And Co. properties.

1979 -- 25 years ago
A policewoman was forced to tackle a 19-year-old Moline woman who fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident and later caused a ruckus at the police station. Once at the police station, the woman kicked two officers and threw a desk spindle at another. She was charged with aggravated battery, battery, drunk driving, leaving the scene of an accident, escape, resisting arrest and criminal damage to property.

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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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