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 said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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