Day in history for September 4, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The new Trinity Parish Episcopal Church in Davenport is the handsomest church edifice in this region of the west.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Buffalo Bill, famous Indian scout, appearted at the Harper Opera House last night in a new play written for him by Col. Ingraham.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Lee Pfau, who left here four years ago virtually penniless, has returned to Rock Island. He is now the owner of a third interest in an Arizona gold mine and is repaying those who befriended him. A man who had loaned him $2 received $80 in repayment.

1929 -- 75 years ago
When the body of Adolph L. Johnson, 46, of Davenport, was taken from the Mississippi near Credit Island, an autopsy showed a fracture of his skull. J.D. Cantwell said Johnson had been murdered.

1954 -- 50 years ago
The Rev. Maurice Lesage, S.V.D., Gold Coast, West Africa, a native of Moline, is visiting in the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lesage, 847 21st Ave., Moline. Father Lesage has a most unusual hobby. He collects live snakes. He collects the reptiles for research purposes.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Aldermen Tuesday rejected a bid to demolish Moline's old civil defense building at 3910 River Drive after learning that Clement Sutton, 852 17th St., Moline, is interested in restoring the building.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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