Day in history for August 16, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Donelson's new book is published and can be had at the Warren Book Store.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A number of counterfeit silver dollars are in circultion in this city. Although authorities are trying to trace them, they have had no success.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The new Davenport Memorial fountain for Long View Park arrived from the New York foundry today and the work of setting it up in the park will begin tomorrow.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Four directors were reelected for three years each and two other directors were elected to unexpired terms through August 1933, at the annual meeting of the stock holders of the Black Hawk Building and Loan Assn. last night in Rock Island.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island city employees will sponser a party Wednesday noon, Sept 4, honoring Nicholas J. Hoeltzner, assistant water superintendent, for his completion of 50 years of service in the Water Department.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking bids for work on the second stage of the Milan flood levee. The project will protect Milan and the Big Island Conservancy District from 200-year floods on the Mississippi and Rock Rivers. Work on the first stage already is under construction.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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