Day in history for June 10, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Anyone wanting a good brick house at a reasonable price should call on John Lidders, corner of Water and Jefferson streets.

1881 -- 125 years ago
A motion made in the city council meeting to abolish the office of sidewalk commissioner was referred to the city attorney.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Socialists meeting in Turner Hall were addressed by James S. Smith of Chicago, secretary of the state organization.

1931 -- 75 years ago
A tree that stands out in the memories of the older people of Hampton township is a pear tree planted by John Frels over 80 years ago. The fruit is of excellent quality and efforts to secure more of the same variety have been impossible.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Gasoline prices tumbled another penny in most Rock Island, Moline and East Moline service stations today in the current price-cutting ''war.'' Gasoline bargains stood at 25.9 cents for regular and 27.9 cents for ethyl.

1981 -- 25 years ago
About 1,000 bicyclists from the Midwest will ride from the Quad-Cities to Dubuque Saturday and return Sunday through Galena. The Tour of the Mississippi River Valley begins 6:30 a.m. from Scott Community College, Riverdale, Iowa. The participants will stay overnight at Clarke College, Dubuque.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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