Day in history for July 24, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Some very fine corn was brought to town last Thursday.

1883 -- 125 years ago
A sum of $46,600 has been appropriated for improvements on the Mississippi River harbor at Rock Island.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Jasper Sievers was awarded the contract for remodeling the city hall. His bid was $10,370.

1933 -- 75 years ago
All box seats at Douglas Park, with the exception of five along the third base line, have been sold for the Rock Island-Cincinnati baseball game next Monday night. A capacity crowd is expected for the contest.

1958 -- 50 years ago
The first swimming pool in Erie is being built at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brahm. Mr. Brahm expects the pool to be completed this weekend. The pool is 12 1/2 feet by 26 1/2 feet with a depth of seven feet at one end and three feet at the other end. The 15,000 gallons of water in the pool is filtered continuously. Underwater lighting will be added for nighttime swimming.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Officials of the Rock Island County Fair finally called it quits after a week of sweltering heat. All livestock was sent home except the 4-H livestock, which was auctioned Saturday. Fair officials met Friday and decided for the safety of the animals to release show livestock after temperatures began to cool down.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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