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: 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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