Day in history for April 25, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Farwell, silver plater, whose place of business is on Eagle Street, is making an elegant article in silver-plated name plates for front doors.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The bridge committee of the City Council decided today to rebuild the Milan Road bridge.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Tri-City newspapermen yesterday inspected the new Arsenal Golf Club building as guests of Col. S.E. Blunt.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Mayor Chester Thompson of Rock Island and Mayor-elect John F. Huey of Moline expressed their general approval today of The Argus' proposal for a new arterial highway to Moline and East Moline from Rock Island.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A parking lot for 140 cars on 5th Ave., east of 18th St., Rock Island, was as improbable as a trip to the moon when John Volk built five substantial residences for his children around the turn of the century. Now, the parking lot is only as far away as the legal niceties of a condemnation suit in Rock Island County Circuit Court.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Larry Carlson And Associates Inc., Moline, has submitted the apparent low bid of $1.79 million to the Rock Island District, Army Corps of Engineers, for modifications to the Clock Tower Building on Arsenal Island.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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