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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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