Day in history for September 17, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Scott informs us that his watch has not yet been returned and wishes us to say that he knows who has it and that he is determined to prosecute the man unless it is given up.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The raft steamer Denkmann has been laid up because of the scarcity of logs. The logging season is nearing an end.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Spencer Memorial Church was dedicated last night with Bishop Cranston delivering the dedicatory address. The church also was cleared of debt through an offering taken at the church.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Welfare Assn. set in motion a program designed to conserve the remaining state relief funds allocated to the organization for the month of September. Food orders will be cut 20% and no further clothing or fuel orders will be issued except in cases of emergency.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A stalled truck caused a Rock Island County couple to lose a race with the 'stork' early this morning. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. Smith, of East Moline, in the stalled truck on the Black Hawk Rd. near the headquarters of the Rock Island District of Illinois State Police.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Job seekers will find a source of help at the Moline Public Library's new 'Job Seekers' Assistance Center.'

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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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