Day in history for September 14, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Five hundred men are wanted by Messrs Reynolds, Wilber Andamp; Co., to work on the Sterling and Rock Island Railroad. Their headquarters are at Lindon, above Cordova.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
A stage of 2.3 feet was reached by the Mississippi River at Rock Island today, as the level continued to lower.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
Work is scheduled to be started tomorrow on a boat ramp and dock improvement on the Mississippi River at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. A 40-foot concrete ramp and 20-foot floating dock are to be installed. The work will be an improvement of the upstream ramp at the lower picnic area on Highway 92, one of the two ramps now in use at Loud Thunder.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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