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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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