Day in history for August 24, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The members of the Masonic fraternity in Rock Island are respectfully invited to attend a Masonic Service at their new hall in Rock Island on Friday evening at 8 oAndrsquo;clock. Take due notice and govern yourselves accordingly. Tickets $1 per couple.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island county annual teachersAndrsquo; institute will open tomorrow morning at the Rock Island high school building.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Advance preparations are nearly completed for the 19th annual Indian Pow Wow, to be held Saturday through Monday at Black Hawk State Park, Rock Island. Seats in the outdoor amphitheater have been repainted; special sound and lighting systems have been installed.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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