Day in history for September 21, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
In a letter, the Rev. J.B. Quimby described the dedication of the new Methodist Church at Port Byron on Aug. 26.

1880 -- 125 years ago
At the annual meeting of the Mississippi Valley Logging Co. at Clinton, Frederick Weyerhaeuser of Rock Island was elected president.

1905 -- 100 years ago
At the annual meeting of the Tri-City Press Club at the Watch Tower Inn officers were chosen as follows: president, B.F. Tillinghast, Davenport; first vice president, J.J. Lavelle, Rock Island; secretary-treasurer, E.P. Rundquist, Moline.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A 24-year-old gunman who allegedly shot and killed a Tipton, Iowa, man in a Davenport drug store machine gun robbery was in custody after being caught on a farm near Harrisburg, Ohio.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Fire rolled across a 100-acre tract of land between Fruitland Addition and 7th Street south of Moline from Black Hawk Road to the Rock River, yesterday afternoon threatening several homes and buildings.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Lick your lips, trading stamps are making a comeback. That, at least, is the prediction of some stamp company executives who say their business is beginning to climb after a sharp slump during the 1970s.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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