Day in history for November 10, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Supervisor George Marshall presented a petition from the Sterling and Rock Island Railroad Co. asking to be granted the right of way over 20 acres of swamp land in Rock Island County.

1882 -- 125 years ago
It is now quite probable that another electric tower will be located near the waterworks building and one on the mill of the Rock Island Lumber And Manufacturing Co.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The annual rummage sale held in the armory for the benefit of Bethany Home closed last night. The total receipts for the three days of the sale were $659.01.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Carl Seiler of Oneida, Ill., was crowned corn husking champion of the United States. He set a new record of 36,914 bushels to win the title and $100 in cash.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Myrtle E. Schoessel died at St. Anthony's Hospital. She had been supreme recorder for the Royal Neighbors of America and edited the association's magazine.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Kevin Dailey, son of Donald and Mary Dailey, this week was awarded the Boy Scout Eagle Badge at ceremonies at the First Presbyterian Church, Rock Island. Among other honors, he was elected by his fellow Troop members into the Order of the Arrow and senior patrol leader at specialty camp. He graduated from Moline High School with honors.

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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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