Day in history for September 7, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Johnson advertises his extra family flour for $5 a barrel. He says that the quality of the wheat this year is unusually good.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Buying school books is now the chief occupation of Rock Island citizens who have young hopefuls in attendance at the schools of the city.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island baseball club left Rock Island for its final road trip of the season and will play at Dubuque today. The team is just a half game behind league-leading Decatur.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Lawrence C. Murphy was installed as commander of the Rock Island post of the American Legion last night. Installing officers was 14th District Commander Guy Ricketts of Monmouth.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Keith Klockau, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Klockau of 520 18th Ave., Rock Island, will preach tomorrow at the 8:30 and 11:45 worship services at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Klockau will return later this month to Concordia in St. Louis where he will complete his training for the ministry.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Willy George West of East Moline says finding his father after a 32-year separation 'was like a miracle.' 'It was really a thrill,' he said when he was reunited with his father three weeks ago in Concord, Mass., after searching for him almost 25 years.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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