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Day in history for May 25, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island city officials approved a contract for building a new city jail.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The annual Rock Island Fire Department equipment display was considered one of the best in years.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Argus contained a historical account of the Horace Mann School.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Miss Peggy Montgomery, motion picture actress, arrived from Hollywood to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Montgomery, 3309 14th Ave., Rock Island. She was expected to stay here for about three months.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A 32-pound fish was caught on a trout line in the Mississippi River this morning by Chet Brenstron, 529 23rd St., Rock Island. The big buffalo nearly fills a washtub.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Raising strawberries is a project that has grown larger each year for the Dean Yoder family of RR 5, Geneseo. When the Yoders put 12,000 strawberry plants in two acres in 1978, they had no idea they would be putting in an additional 16,000 plants last year and 10,000 more this year. With the additional plants this year, the Yoder family has six acres of strawberries to weed.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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