Day in history for November 4, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Forty acres in Edgington Township were sold to Aaron W. Leeds by Thomas S. Dickey for $1,000.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The shortage of ice in the Tri-Cities has caused a raise in price from 28 to 40 cents a hundred pounds.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Burglars escaped with $30 from the Hawkeye Gas Station, 18th Avenue and 33rd Street, Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A large crowd attended the Henry County Home Bureau Hobby Show yesterday at the Cambridge Community Hall. The Wethersfield Home Bureau Unit took top honors for the best unit display and the Geneseo-Edford Unit was runnerup. Atkinson placed third. In the division for best handicraft within the unit, Munson placed first and Annawan second. Wethersfield scored a third. Mrs. Charles Yager of Geneseo and Mrs. Oscar Johnson of Atkinson were co-chairmen of the event.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The Shamrock Nite Club, Rock Island, which has been in operation nearly 39 years closed its doors marking the retirement of ``Honey'' Egan, who, with her husband, the late Tom Egan, started the club on Jan. 20, 1937. The original club was located at 615 9th St., and on May 25, 1959, the business was relocated at 3817 14th Ave. The property has been sold to Leonard Harris of Harris Liquors, Rock Island, who plans to open a pizza parlor at the location.

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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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