Day in history for March 6, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Geo. W. Whisler, whose advertisement will be found in this paper, has opened a store for the sale of flour, grain, meal, seeds and feed of all kinds. No person need go hungry or use poor breadstuff, if they will call at Whisler's Feed Store.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Mayor E.P. Reynolds has propounded some questions to citizens on the need for a city waterworks.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Local physicians declare there is a great deal of sickness in Rock Island at present and that pneumonia is prevalent to a marked degree.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Fire caused $100,000 damage to the Hadley Furniture Store, Moline.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The city of Moline will withhold approval of any plans for the proposed construction of a new span for the Moline-Bettendorf bridge until it is assured, by an engineering study, that it will not interfere with future expansion of the city's water pumping and treatment plant. And, they added, that engineering study will have to be financed by the Davenport Bridge Commission.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island County Civil Defense Director Don Bobb promised a group of concerned citizens and the Carbon Cliff village board they will get ''whatever you need'' to fight flood waters. Bobb said he is expecting the arrival of 75,000 sandbags, and Carbon Cliff can have 30,000 of them. The crest is predicted for the ''end of March.''

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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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