Day in history for October 25, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
J.S. Drake of The Argus has purchased a one-half interest in the paper mill in Milan.

1900 -- 100 years ago
S.W. Schell had a miraculous escape from violent death when his shirt sleeve was caught in a shafting in the Deere And Co. shop.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Burglars looted the J.L. Downing Store, Rock Island, of cash and rings.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Fred H. Mills, 2058 30th St., Rock Island, told police this morning his antique hitching post, weighing 100 pounds, disappeared from his yard last night. Mills said Halloween pranksters last year broke the post and hung it on a utility pole. This year, with the post repaired, thieves dug three feet into the ground to remove the entire post. Mills is offering a $25 reward for recovery of the antique.

1975 -- 25 years ago
November marks the golden anniversary of Ray Anderson Radio And TV, Inc. and grand opening at the new location, 20th Ave. And 16th St., Moline, is being planned. Anderson's is the oldest radio store in the Quad Cities, having been started by Ray Anderson in his home on 17th St. Ray then moved to 5th Ave. And 11th St., the old American Electric Co. Later he had a shop in the back of the Leath Furniture Store at 5th Ave. And 15th St., which burned down. From there he moved to 402 15th St. and began his long career.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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