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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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