Day in history for November 29, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Kinney, of the Black Hawk Nursery, thoughtful as ever, left us a fine bouquet of dahlias last week.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Elijah Carter is to take the place of J.F. Chenoweth as gauger at this point.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Joseph Magrum of Rock Island and Miss Mary Meyer of Pittsburg, Pa., were united in marriage yesterday morning in St. Mary's Church.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The board of trustees of the Argus Santa Claus and Emergency Relief Fund began making plans to purchase relief supplies for needy Rock Island families. The fund totaled nearly $5,000. The Argus was to bear the entire cost of administering the fund.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A Rock Island scrap firm has been honored as one of the pioneers in the field in the golden anniversary edition of the Waste Trade Journal. Dalkoff Iron and Metal Co., 9th St. and 1st Ave., was established in Rock Island over 50 years ago, in 1914, by Julius and Jacob Dalkoff.

1980 -- 25 years ago
How much is that teddy in the window? At the Calvary Faith Climber Church, 3108 23rd Ave., Moline, the stuffed bears are going for $15. They're made in the back of the storefront church. The bears are being sold to benefit the church.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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