Day in history for May 30, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A large drove of cattle passed through town yesterday bound for Iowa.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Numerous tramps are beginning to make their appearance in the city. Shotguns and good watch dogs are in demand.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island led the Three-I League in attendance yesterday with more than 5,000 fans at both games.

1932 -- 75 years ago
City and county authorities of Rock Island today took measures to deal vigorously with any bootleggers or other undesirables of Davenport who may seek to establish beer flats, speakeasy camps, bars or joints on the Illinois side. In Davenport, a movement was underway for organization of a vigilante committee of 100.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island's marina in Sunset Park was opened officially this morning at a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony on floating docks which eventually will provide mooring facilities for 65 boats.

1982 -- 25 years ago
When the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) opened bids for new highway projects Friday, it made a long-awaited dream of many Rock Island and Milan residents come true. Included in the bids was the 92nd Avenue extension project -- a 1.22 mile extension linking 92nd Avenue in Milan with the Centennial Expressway in Rock Island. The extension will cost about $5.8 million.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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