Day in history for September 10, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
Cowbells are keeping the editor awake at nights by their constant tinkling. A city in which people fatten their own pork and pasture their horses and cows in the street at night is a mingling of city and country. We had better make up our mind whether we want to be city or country.

1879 -- 125 years ago
The uniform drill of the Rodman Rifles drew a large crowd last night, including a goodly number of ladies. The glee club sang some fine selections.

1904 -- 100 years ago
W.L. Ludolph was appointed city attorney to fill the unexpected term of J.K. Scott, who resigned to become a candidate for state's attorney.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Heavy enrollment in public schools has made necessary the hiring of nine more teachers.

1954 -- 50 years ago
In the space of 20 years, thrift-minded employees of the Farmall Works of the International Harvester Company have built an employees' credit union that now shows assets of more than a million dollars.

1979 -- 25 years ago
You'd think a $15,000, 40-foot flatbed trailer would be hard to hide, but Rock Island police have been looking unsuccessfully for it since Saturday. John M. Boast, disptacher for Quad-Cities Spotting Service Inc., of Bettendorf, told police he left the trailer at 1206 6th Ave. about 4 p.m. Friday and it was gone when he came back for it about 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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