Day in history for April 22, 2004

1879 -- 125 years ago
Cambridge is now an anti-license town, having voted out saloons.

1904 -- 100 years ago
There are now 1,679 employees at Rock Island Arsenal, the largest number since the Spanish-American War.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Thousands visited the new junior department store of Schulte-United, Inc., as it opened for business at 1712-14 2nd Ave., Rock Island.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A public hearing on a request to expand the Immanuel Lutheran cemetery, 24th Avenue and 24th Street, Rock Island, highlights the agenda for the Rock Island city planning commission tonight. James W. Hawks, city planner, said the public hearing involves a request to expand the cemetery 500 feet south of the present cemetery limits.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Motorists will encounter more dust or mud as they drive along oiled township roads in Henry County this summer. There won't be enough money to pay for resurfacing all those 900 miles of roadway. The rampant escalation of the price of oil to do the job is the main reason. Road oil costs have risen from 13 cents a gallon in 1973 to 47 or 48 cents this year. It costs about $1,600 per mile for oil if two coats are applied. The township last year got $575 per mile in income from motor fuel tax money.

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