Day in history for May 25, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We are informed that our statement in relation to two more rafts broken up was incorrect. We learn that the raftsmen now separate the ''cribs'' while coming down the rapids, thus making three or four small rafts which can more easily avoid the piers of the bridge.

1881 -- 125 years ago
At the Masonic Temple last night the council degrees were conferred on a number of Royal Arch Masons.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Tomorrow, Memorial Day Sunday, John Buford Post, GAR, and other patriotic societies will attend services at the Central Presbyterian Church.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Hurrying to catch the Rock Island-Davenport ferry at 6:15 last night, Mrs. Christine Rossiter, of Moline, stepped in front of a locomotive of the Burlington Railroad and was instantly killed.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Delinquency petitions are scheduled to be filed in Rock Island County Court against five boys accused of uprooting 396 small pine trees at Loding's Nursery, 4001 Coaltown Road, south of Moline.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The Mel McKay express train at Niabi Zoo has a new passenger car. The car was acquired through the combined efforts of the Mel McKay trust fund, Niabi Zoological Society and the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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