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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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