Day in history for December 14, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
We are requested by Mr. Lee to give notice that Dr. Boynton will deliver the first lecture before his association early next week.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The pest house committee of Rock Island and Moline will discuss a desirable location for the proposed institution.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The work of remodeling the Crampton building, adjoining the Hotel Harms, is progressing rapidly.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Officials praise of the highest order has come through war department channels to Col. D.M. King, commandant of the Rock Island Arsenal, for his administration of the Arsenal since 1921.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The job of unloading a big 270,900-pound transformer has been completed at Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Co. new substation site on Andalusia Rd., 1 1/2 miles west of Milan. Part of the 161,000-volt interconnecting transmission line project now under construction between Galesburg and the Quad-Cities, the transformer with accessories was shipped recently from the Westinghouse plant at Sharon, Penn.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Between 3,000 and 5,000 skiiers and those just curious attended an open house Sunday at Snowstar, a new ski slope southwest of Andalusia. The Rock Island County sheriff's department said traffic was heavy on Illinois 92 leading to the slope.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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