Day in history for September 1, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
G.C. Grut respectfully informs the citizens of Rock Island, Davenport, Moline, Camden and their vicinities that he has opened an establishment for manufacturing plain and ornamental picture frames and upholstery.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A grand ball and banquet has been planned for the liquor dealers and manufacturers who will attend the state convention in Rock Island on Sept. 19.

1907 -- 100 years ago
James W. Cavanaugh was reappointed superintendent of the Rock Island Waterworks by Mayor H.C. Schaffer at a meeting of the city council.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Moline building activities took an encouraging spurt during August. Sixty-nine permits were issued and the estimated cost of the projects amounted to $31,672.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The 1958 line of RCA-Victor color televisions will be introduced to more than 175 dealers in eastern Iowa, western Illinois and southern Wisconsin at a special showing Wednesday at the new home for the corporation, 1704 S. Dittmer St., Davenport.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island County officials have selected the north side of 3rd Avenue between 13th and 14th streets in Rock Island as the site of the new county jail. Jordan Junior High School and three other buildings on the half-block site will be demolished.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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