Out of the past 9/2/10

Thursday, September 2, 2010

25 years ago: Sept. 2, 1985

Labor Day.

The largest manufacturer of railroad cars in the United States has chosen the city of Jackson in which to locate a plant to produce parts for railroad cars; ACF Industries Inc. will lease a building at the Jackson Industrial Tract and will employ 50 people initially.

The First Exchange Corp. of Cape Girardeau, parent company of the ExchangeBanks, has announced the proposed opening of a new bank in St. Louis County, to be known as the First Exchange Bank of St. Louis.

50 years ago: Sept. 2, 1960

Two and a half miles of the main entrance road to Trail of Tears State Park is being surfaced in advance of the Labor Day holiday.

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The last eight miles of current Missouri construction on new Interstate 57 was opened to traffic for the first time yesterday; the stretch of divided lane highway now gives a through connection from a point on U.S. 61 south of Sikeston, Mo., to U.S. 60 east of here.

75 years ago: Sept. 2, 1935

Labor Day. Girardeans observe the holiday with almost a complete recess in retail and official business; the holiday is complete for the post office and for banks, general stores, the International Shoe Co. plant and the Roth Tobacco Co. factory.

In a game featuring a hurling duel and two blowups, the Big Bucks of Illmo-Fornfelt scored a 4-1 victory over the Capahas on the U.S. 61 diamond yesterday; Jim McLean for the Caps and Paul Bray for the visitors locked in a twirling battle that might have been going yet if it hadn't been for the blowups.

100 years ago: Sept. 2, 1910

During yesterday's thunderstorm, lighting struck the residence of Gustav Stein, 725 Morgan Oak St., and at the same time, the home of Henry Brunke, next door.

Tom Collins leaves in the morning for Oran, Mo., where he will catch in baseball games today and tomorrow for the Illmo teams against Oran; he will catch Saturday and Monday for the Roberts, Johnson & Rand team against Herrin, Ill.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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