Day in history for October 14, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Messrs. Page And West have recently expended large sums of money in fitting up two of the most elegant saloons in the city, one at the Island City Hotel, and one at the Farnam House.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The farm of E.W. Adams on Campbell's Island was flooded. Farmers above and below the city are suffering flood losses.

1906 -- 100 years ago
West's Minstrels will be the attraction at the Illinois Theater on Oct. 20.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Orders for rubber footwear have been received in such large numbers lately that the daily output at the Servus Rubber Company, Rock Island, has been stepped up to 8,000 pairs.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Five-year-old Lynn McDonald started walking when she was one. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. William McDonald, 555 39th Ave., Moline, is one of the ''old pros'' among the children who trudge along with their parents on hikes conducted by the Black Hawk Hiking Club.

1981 -- 25 years ago
When Bernie Murphy, Moline, and Barb Van Vooren, Davenport, discovered that the Isabel Bloom shop located in East Davenport was available for purchasing, they jumped at the opportunity. Both women felt the same way about Bloom's charming sculptures, they wanted to keep the beautiful artwork alive in the community for generations to come.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A large and splendid new safe has been hauled out to Young Brothers store in Camden to replace the old one, which recently was robbed.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The salary of Mayor Blaning was raised to $1,000 by the Rock Island City Council.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rock Island Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring one of the most intensive cleanup campaigns ever conducted.
1939 -- 75 years ago: According to Forecaster Truman Shipman, April weather has been six and one-half degrees below normal with an all-time low for any April 12 established when the mercury slipped down to 22 degrees.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Board of Education discussed the planned addition to the high school until nearly midnight last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: April 13, 53 of the top spellers from Rock Island, Mercer, and Henry counties spelling bees came together at Augustana College to compete in the Ninth Annual Regional Spelling Bee.






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