Day in history for February 25, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The Democrats of the 3rd Ward meet Saturday at the Union School on Public Square to nominate a straight party ticket for aldermen and supervisors.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Ice on the Mississippi River was almost entirely covered by water last evening. The ferry bell is likely to be a most welcome sound in the near future.

1908 -- 100 years ago
This evening will see the first open movement in Republican national politics in Rock Island when a meeting will be held in Turner Hall to form a Taft Club.

1933 -- 75 years ago
More than 700 persons attended the third in a series of organization and 'buy-at-home' campaign meetings sponsored by the Tri-City Federation of Labor last night.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Persons who use Black Hawk State Park in Rock Island this summer will have to pay for the privilege. A fee of 10 cents for each car and for each occupant over 12 years of age in the car will be charged. Or a $2 sticker may be purchased for year-round use of Black Hawk or other state parks in Illinois.

1983 -- 25 years ago
A pool of stagnating water and floating debris that mars the entrance to the city of Rock Island's baseball diamond complex along Andalusia Road should be covered up and landscaped by the end of the summer.

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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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