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 attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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