Day in history for March 14, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Roads just now are in a most miserable condition. Farmers can't bring much produce into town.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The egg market is oversupplied in Rock Island and in no instance are farmers able to get more than 15 cents a dozen.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Mary Fay Hawes of Rock Island was re-elected supreme oracle of the Royal Neighbors of America at the state meeting in Peoria last night.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Carl A. Hallgren, Rock Island, was elected president of the Servus Rubber Co. today by the board of directors, following the annual meeting of stockholders at the Fort Armstrong Hotel. Hallgren succeeds T.A. Maguire, who resigned last September. All other officers were re-elected.

1958 -- 50 years ago
One of the youngest members of the Tri-City Symphony Orchestra is 17-year-old Jim Stutsman of Port Byron, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duard Stutsman and a senior at Riverdale High School. Jim, a member of the percussion section, will perform with the orchestra in concerts to be given at 8:30 tomorrow night and at 3 Sunday afternoon in the Davenport Masonic Auditorium.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Mother's Attic, 809 15th St., Moline, is a craft And thrift shop whose proceeds will benefit the Opportunity Center, which provides vocational training for mentally retarded adults.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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