Day in history for September 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We are again indebted to Mr. Kinney for choice dahlias and roses. He will have a fine collection of flowers at the fair.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The firm of McCabe And Wheaton has been dissolved. Mr. McCabe has retired from the firm, which will hereafter be conducted by Frank M. Wheaton.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Work on the new Elks building on 18th St. is being pushed to an early completion.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Conrad J. Bergendoff, dean of Augustana Theological Seminary, today announced that class work will open for seminary students Sept. 22.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Representatives of a Chicago paint manufacturing firm, Tousey Varnish Company, and officers of the Association of Commerce will break ground Thursday for the construction of a new plant in East Moline. The paint firm will construct a modern manufacturing plant on the 16-acre site recently purchased at 2100 8th Ave., East Moline.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Daily Dispatch today received the first-place prize for general excellence in the 1982 Illinois Newspaper Contest, sponsored by the Illinois Press Association. The Dispatch's award for general excellence, the top individual category, was earned in competition against other daily Illinois newspapers with circulation of 15,000 to 50,000.

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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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