Day in history for August 1, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
A new lumber yard has been opened by Capt. Z. Cook on the vacant lot on Front Street adjoining the Boston Store. The Captain's office is nearly ready for people to call and settle.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The greenbackers of Moline are making an effort to have Gen. Weaver come over and help re-organize the party. It is semi-officially stated that he has accepted and will name an early date for the meeting.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Signboards designating the street numbers and calling attention to the $5 fine for spitting on the sidewalk have been placed on the street corners as ordered by the Moline City Council a few weeks ago.

1929 -- 75 years ago
More than 2,000 travelers have stopped so far this summer at the tourist camp in Black Hawk State Park.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A section of Moline's Villa Park was under a health department quarantine today while city officials pondered their next step in a problem that has faced them since a sanitary sewer broke near 24th Ave. and 29th St. several weeks ago. The sewage is rising to the surface and flowing along the gutters.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Silvis police are increasing patrols during the evening to find out who is turning on fire hydrants. Mayor Stacy King warned that if police arrive at the flushing hydrants too late, rust could be stirred up from the water mains and flow into Silvis homes.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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