Day in history for September 22, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The well known tavern stand on Front Street, Rock Island, the Pennsylvania House, is offered for sale. Apply to R. Graham in this city, or J.H. Early, corner of Front and Main Streets, opposite ferry landing, in Davenport.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island is considered one of the best show towns of its size in the west. A number of shows have appeared here lately, and yet Buffalo Bill and his company managed to attract a $735 audience last night.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Engineers of the McKinley syndicate operators of a number of interurban lines in central Illinois arrived today to begin surveying a line from Rock Island to Peoria.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Protected by Henry County officers and state highway police, 30 Alpha miners passed through picket lines established near the Shuler mine early this morning and continued operations at the $5 basic wage scale which has been the cause of strikes in central and southern Illinois.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Burton E. Peek, director of Deere And Co., was awarded an honorary membership in the Farm Equipment Institute, in recognition of his long years of service to the industry.

1982 -- 25 years ago
William A. Hewitt breezed through a Senate confirmation hearing, well on his way to becoming the U.S. ambassador to Jamaica.

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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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