Day in history for November 23, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
The large Moline Flouring Mill is now in active operation, under the management of Mr. S.M. Ewing. This mill has heretofore had the reputation of turning out a superior article.

1877 -- 125 years ago
So far this season, 16,000 bushels of potatoes have been shipped from Reynolds over the Mercer County railroad.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Central Presbyterian guild presented a cantata at the Armory.

1927 -- 75 years ago
H.E. Potter, W.W. Colburn and P.C. Simmon were inducted into the Rock Island post office 25-year club.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Charles Skorna, Bettendorf lumberman, has suspended log-rafting operations for the season. The last log raft of the year, a half-block of soft maple logs, is tied up at LeClaire, ready to be sent to the Bettendorf mill owned by Skorna and to veneer plants in Michigan. Four log rafts, totaling some 500,000 square feet of timber, were floated down the Mississippi from Dubuque to LeClaire this year in the second attempt by Skorna to reopen the once-profitable business of log-rafting.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Have you ever dreamed of finding a knight in shining armor? Harrmon Green, 327 N. Chicago St., Geneseo, who says he has been long fascinated with medieval artifacts, did and searched for years for a giant-sized knight. He finally found the ll-footer in front of a specialty shop in Dubuque. He has set it in his front yard.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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