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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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