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: 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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