30 people on a sled in Rock Island #TBT

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Good morning! We weren't able to share today's TBT on Good Morning Quad Cities, but we will get it on Friday morning's broadcast around 6:45am. But why wait for the good stuff? Here's a look at this week's photos from the folks at Retro Quad Cities.

First up! Here's a steam locomotive speeding across the Rock River near Milan in 1915. The locomotive is on its way north toward the railroad line's terminus in Rock Island.

retro1Can you believe 30 people piled on this old wooden sled and flew down 17th street in Rock Island? The date on this photo is 1900. The person up front rang the big copper bell to warn pedestrians they were coming. And of course there were no brakes!


1931, The older kids among us may still refer to the stadium in Davenport as the "Muni." But there are more of us who call it "John O'Donnell," the name present-day "Modern Woodmen Park" had after 1971. Here are a group of kids at one of the earliest baseball games at Davenport's stadium. The facility opened on May 26, 1931. retro3

Finally, let's go back to our roots here at WQAD. It's time for the Morning Farm Report with Roy Harnish. Cameraman is Jim Versluis.retro4