Day in history for September 24, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The Western boys are preparing to raise a flagpole on the corner near the firehouse.1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The city council voted not to increase the saloon license fee to $1,000. It remains at $500.1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
McCabeAndrsquo;s Department Store in Rock Island will observe its 88th Anniversary for eight days, beginning tomorrow, it was announced today by Edward A. Tintera, general manager. Tintera stated that more than 75 percent of the merchandise in the store will be put on sale. Andldquo;This is one time of the year that McCabeAndrsquo;s goes all-out to give our customers special values in every department,Andrdquo; he said.1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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