Day in history for August 25, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Gen. Tuxbury, John H. Baker and Lemuel Andrews Esq., went on a short hunt beyond Camden. They killed 12 wild turkeys and secured 10 of them, besides a large lot of chickens.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Black Diamond Mining Co. of Coal Valley suffered a $3,000 fire loss. The Rock Island Railroad suffered a loss of about $1,000 as their car sheds and watering tanks burned.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Cornelius Donavan is carrying on an aggressive campaign for sheriff as the Democratic nominee.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The first of two units designed to protect Milan from the ravages of Mill Creek on flood parade is practically finished at the Hennepin Canal east of the Route 3 highway bridge.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Moline police officers Chester Zelnio and Lester Misfeldt will receive American Legion Police Awards Monday night at a regular Legion Post meeting. Zelnio and Misfeldt rescued Paul Bennett, 23, East Moline, from drowning in the Mississippi River, Aug. 14.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Cherry's Sporting Goods, which survived the Great Depression, is closing its retail operation in Geneseo because of hard times caused by inflation. The retail outlet in Hillcrest Shopping Center is no longer profitable because of high fuel prices, high interest rates and the general sag of the economy.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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