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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