Day in history for July 9, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
An enlargement of the passenger depot has commenced in order to accommodate the express office, telegraph and baggage.

1882 -- 125 years ago
There is some talk of a fall meeting of the Tri-City Trotting Association, but as yet no definite plans have been adopted for the contemplated event.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Cosmopolitan Shows turned over $85 to the firemen's benefit fund today as a result of their showing here last week. The company claimed that receipts for the week totaled only $1,200.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Carl. V. Brock of Marion, Ind., has been appointed manager of the McCabe Dry Goods Co. of Rock Island, it was announced today.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Eagle Signal Corp. and Local 2045 of the International Assn. of Machinists have reached an agreement on a two-year contract providing for wage increases, it was reported today by Carroll Wright, business representative of the union.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Construction began today on a $600,000, 7,900 square foot Mississippi Valley Girl Scout Council Program Center on 1st Avenue east of 20th Street, on property donated by the City of Rock Island. Elview Construction, Inc., Davenport, will serve as general contractor. Completion of the building is scheduled for early 1983.

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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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