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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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