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Monday, July 5, 2021

The Museum Minute: Money bag full of disappointment

Courtesy of the Bates County Museum 802 Elks Drive, Butler Mo 64730
(660) 679-0134

Herrman’s Historical Happenings week of July 7

1894 A windstorm damages buildings at Stumptown (Southeast part of Section 18 in Pleasant Gap Township).

1896 A proposal to make the town of Hume one mile square passes.

1916 Rockville constable, D.G. West, brings four men, charged with stealing, to the county jail in Butler.

1927 Tuckers Road Show begins a three night stay at Amsterdam.

1929 Workmen excavating under the Missouri State Bank building, find the walls to an old vault, from when the building was built in 1888. They also find a dust covered money bag with something metallic in it, which turns out to be rusty nails.

1932 Open house is held at the new Butler Memorial Hospital, Maple and College streets.

1947 Miss Doris Jean Burke, 14, falls from a car driven by Mrs. Lavera Simpson and is run over and killed 5 miles east of Adrian.

1984 The town and community of Ballard, in Spruce Township, holds its centennial celebration. It was named for Judge J.W. Ballard, who owned and lived on a large farm, 3 miles east of Ballard.

1990 The population of Bates County is 15,025

1999 The population of Bates County is 16,061

2000 The price of a gallon of gasoline at Butler pumps is $1.60 for regular unleaded and $1.61 for super unleaded.

2000 Dr. William Hayne agrees to serve as medical director of the Adrian Rural Health Clinic. He replaces his former partner, Robert Strobach, who retired recently.