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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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