Day in history for September 5, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
That magnificent great mirror at the Island City Hotel Barbers Saloon adds much to the elegant appearance of the room. Lewis and Abram Reyno, the proprietors, have fitted up the room in a very tasteful manner and employ the most accomplished workmen they can find.

1879 -- 125 years ago
If fires should break out now in Rock Island, a catastrophe could ensue, because most wells are without water, owing to the drought.

1904 -- 100 years ago
LaCrosse, Wis., city officials are here inspecting the Rock Island waterworks.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Victor M. Olander, secretary of the Illinois Federation of Labor, is in Rock Island to plan the state convention to be held here.

1954 -- 50 years ago
A further investigation was underway today by Whiteside County authorities after a member of the Wooded Acres nudist colony near Hillsdale was hit in the head by a .22-caliber slug Sunday night. Two boys, ages 13 and 15, residing near the camp, have admitted firing .22-caliber rifles in the vicinity but denied shooting directly at camp members who were playing volleyball.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Cold skiers at Milan's Mount Camden will have a place to warm up this winter. The Milan village board gave the go-ahead to plans by the Milan Jaycees to build a $10,000 all-purpose building in Camden Park.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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