Day in history for May 17, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A destructive fire consumed most of the business district in Springfield. Damage was estimated at more than $150,000.

1880 -- 125 years ago
John B. Hawler headed a delegation of citizens and left for Springfield to attend the state Republican convention.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Press Club was entertained at Mississippi Park by the Mississippi Park Association.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Farmer's State Bank in Orion was closed for examination and adjustment, tying up more than a half-million dollars in deposits.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Moline's roaming deer got into the news again today. Reported yesterday morning near the southwest end of Riverside Park, the animal was sighted again about 5:45 a.m. today at 10th St. and 6th Ave., half the city away from its former stamping grounds.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A dedication ceremony and public tours of the newly completed building addition and remodeling of Hammond-Henry District Hospital will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the hospital, 210 W. Elk St., Geneseo.

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