Day in history for June 9, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The high water is washing much of the sand away from the track of the Rock Island Andamp; Peoria Railroad along the river on Water Street.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Work of spreading cinders on various city streets will commence tomorrow morning.

1908 -- 100 years ago
The annual tournament of the Western Golf Association will be held on the links of the Rock Island Golf Club June 13-18.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Edson Schull, son of Colonel and Mrs H.W. Schull, Rock Island Arsenal, is a member of this year's graduating class at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Proceeds from a benefit show held Friday and Saturday by a group of neighborhood children at 1612 22nd St., Rock Island, were donated to the Rock Island County Polio Chapter. The money collected was $16.65. The following children participated in the show: Anne and Steve Bregstone, Martha McHugh, Laurie Vogt, Mercy and Dick Hamilton, Dianne and Mike Arnold and Jim Spurgetis.

1983 -- 25 years ago
A special exhibit of Buddy Andquot;LAndquot; toys will be on display at the Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. The antique metal toys, now treasured by collectors, were manufactured in Moline. Fred Lundhal, who founded the toy company in 1920, named it for his son, the late A.B. (Bud) Lundahl.

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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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