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Day in history for April 6, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Everything is eastern bound via the Rock Island railroad. Freight rates from Rock Island to New York are: Pork, $2.50 a barrel; lard, $2.25 a barrel; flour, $1.60; wheat and corn, 40 cents a bushel. These rates are lower than for river shipping to New Orleans and from there by ocean freighter to New York.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Reform Club observed its first anniversary with religious exercises at Negus Hall. The club, which holds itself aloof from party politics, reported many reforms accomplished by an expenditure of $500 during the year.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Thomas E. Schindler, owner of a prosperous meat market at 1817 2nd Ave., died of jaundice. He had been in business in Rock Island 46 years.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Candidates for mayor of Rock Island, Chester Thompson and Walter A. Rosenfield, promised the paving of 11th Street and a 15-minute bus schedule to Milan.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Clarence Machmer told Moline police that he was ''taken'' by two strangers several days ago on a car painting deal. Machmer said the two men offered to paint his car for $22. The car looked glistening new, too, until it started to rain. Then, Machmer complained, the paint started to wash off.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Deere And Co. is negotiating to lease space in the Rock Island Industrial Park for a new manufacturing plant that will employ 200 workers.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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