Day in history for July 17, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
By reference to an advertisement in our paper today, it will be seen that Capt. May offers for sale a number of town lots in the flourishing village of Port Byron.

1880 -- 125 years ago
County Clerk Donaldson issued a marriage license to Swan Youngren and Miss Ida Hedberg, both of Rock Island.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The ferry Davenport was tied up at the Rock Island levee today, while her boilers were cleaned and minor repairs made in the engine room.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Wilbur DePauw of Geneseo won the rifle marksmanship tournament yesterday afternoon at Camp Mansur, the outing place of the Moline Council of Boy Scouts, near Silvis.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Loraine Wright and Theodora Wannack, both of Rock Island, took off this morning from their home port, the Ship's Wheel on Campbell's Island, on a two-week cruise up the Mississippi River to Minneapolis in their outboard motorboat, ``The Ta-Ta.''

1980 -- 25 years ago
A $10,000 closed-circuit camera has been stolen from International Harvester's Farmall Plant. Melvin Way, Farmall security guard, told police the camera was placed 40 feet above the ground, but could have been reached from a nearby rooftop.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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