Day in history for April 22, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Jenny Lind Goldschmidt, the wonderful singer from Sweden, and her husband are now in Rock Island making arrangements for concerts she will give before she goes to Europe.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Keator and Company's mill is making about 75,000 feet of lumber daily.

1902 -- 100 years ago
W.F. Widmer, junior secretary of the Rock Island YMCA, today went to Cambridge, via Geneseo, making the trip on his bicycle.

1927 -- 75 years ago
The Illinois conference of Augustana Lutherans voted against a proposal to separate Augustana Theological Seminary from Augustana College.

1952 -- 50 years ago
As a means of encouraging owners of rural mail boxes to repair or replace deteriorated mail boxes the post office department has designated the week of May 3 as ``Rural Mail Box Improvement Week,'' according to Frank Huggins, acting postmaster in East Moline. Rural mail boxes which are not properly erected or which are not in good condition retard the delivery of mail and expose it to damage from the elements.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Art Conelly, owner of Art Conelly And Associates, Moline, was honored as the ``Realtor of the Year'' by the Rock Island County Board of Realtors, Inc. Conelly has been active in both local and state association legislative committees and was commended for his work toward the purchase of the building site for the board offices.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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