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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