Day in history for July 12, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We notice among other improvements in Rock Island that Bailey and Boyle's block is undergoing a thorough dressing outside.

1881 -- 125 years ago
S.R. Campbell of Green River was a guest at the Rock Island House.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Clarence Martin, president of the Rock Island High School graduating class of 1906, is in critical condition in a St. Louis hospital. He was injured when an embankment caved in.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Tom Mix, hero of cowboy movies and the idol of thousands of children, will be with the Sells Floto Circus when it comes to Rock Island next Tuesday.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Deere And Co. will start construction soon of a new parts depot in East Moline on a 26-acre plot just east of the John Deere Malleable Works. The depot, which is scheduled for completion sometime next year, will cost in excess of $1,000,000.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Oakwood Country Club will have a slightly new face Monday. And with qualifying rounds for non-exempt pros scheduled start for the Quad-Cities Open, course activities should run smoothly, thanks to a group of young men from Coal Valley's Arrowhead Ranch. From setting up fences to policing activities, the Ranch's 72 youth, ranging from 13 to 17 years, have been on the job.

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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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