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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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