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Friday, July 30, 2021

The Museum Minute: More bad luck for Mrs. Brown

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

Herrman’s Historical Happenings week of August 4th

1825 Frederick Bates (whom Bates County was named), Mo’s 2nd Governor, dies in the 10th month of his term, at his 1,000 acre estate in St. Louis County. His only act was to veto a bill that would prevent dueling in Mo.

1869 Lewis Dixon, a farmer South of Butler, reports an astounding yield of oats of 66 ⅔ bushels per acre.

1882 Mrs. Brown, in the Northwest corner of Bates Co, who lost all her crops in the recent storm, today had her house burn to the ground and all her belongings with it.

1883 The Bates Co Record Newspaper responds to the Hume News ‘poke’ at Butler “If the Hume News spent as much time in the interest of Hume as it has recently spent trying to get a bonus to move its operation to Walnut, it’d be better  thought of by it’s readers”.

1895 A rare sandstorm damages buildings in Rich Hill.

1944 The Amsterdam Community Club holds the annual picnic at Old Vinton, northeast of Amsterdam, with swimming and an excellent picnic lunch.

1946 The Bates County Farm Bureau has sprayed the towns of Butler, Rich Hill and Adrian with DDT. Butler took 800 gallons, while the other two took 400 gallons respectively.

1959 Jack Sivils opens a new sales pavilion on U.S. 71, across from Stephens Liquor Store. Dr. D.R. Hany, DVM, is the owner, Jim Nisely the clerk, & Oscar Baker the auctioneer, Butler.

1990 Josh Rogers and Deanna Dale are the Prince and Princess of the 48th annual Hume Fair.

2000 The Butler Area Chamber of Commerce makes master pancake maker Freeman Stanfill of rural Amoret, an honorary member. He has flipped pancakes all over the county for many worthwhile causes.