Day in history for September 25, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Sweet potatoes are to be found in the markets, which will please all lovers of the delicious vegetable.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Mississippi Logging Co. held a meeting in Clinton And F.W. Weyerhaeuser of Rock Island was elected president.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The 2nd frost of the season came last night when the mercury hit 30 degrees. While the frost was not 'killing', it left its mark on all susceptible vegetation.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Augustana College will be host to Wollmar F. Bostrom, Swedish minister to the U.S., And Prof. Alfred Bushnell Hart, head of the history department at Harvard, Nov. 4 at the college. The program is in recognition of the 300th anniversary of the death of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The John Deere Planter Works in Moline today was idle - a strike bound factory. Two versions of the incident - a walkout by 600 members of UAW Local 434 - were circulated.

1982 -- 25 years ago
First United Methodist, 1820 5th Ave., will celebrate 149 years of service to Rock Island during its annual Founder's Day Celebration. The church began as a 'class' that met in the home of John Spencer in 1833. In 1843, the Rev. Andrew Coleman arrived and began building the first church structure where the R.I. Post Office now stands.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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