Day in history for January 14, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The application of the Webber-Andrews syndicate for a ferry charter in opposition to the Spencer And Robinson ferry here has passed the state senate. If anybody should have a second ferry at this point, it should be the city.

1880 -- 125 years ago
J.S. Gilmore, Rock Island packer, began killing hogs yesterday. The number slaughtered the first day was 164.

1905 -- 100 years ago
M.L. Henderson was re-elected president of the Rock Island-Davenport Ferry Company.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Emma Lowry Casteel, widow of Herbert E. Casteel, president of a Rock Island bank, died.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Ten foxes were bagged by the 125 hunters who took part in the first fox hunt of the season staged by the Galva Sportsmen's Club. The hunt started from Lake Calhoun and covered the territory surrounding the lake. The next lake hunt will be Jan. 23 at Lake Calhoun.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A newly remodeled and enlarged Jewel Food Store at 4143 3rd St., East Moline, opened this week displaying expanded departments including one of the most complete selections of generic grocery items in the Quad-Cities. The store's Farm Stand produce market was relocated and enlarged with more than 120 feet of refrigerated and non-refrigerated racks.

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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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