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: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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