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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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