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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The Museum Minute: Rally At The Bandstand

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

Herrman’s Historical Happenings week of September 29

1881 The Drilling of the “public well” in “Park Place”, the round park to the west of the business district, is down to 135 feet, with 80 feet of water.

1906 Several cases of diphtheria have been reported and the Butler board of Health say the poor condition of the drinking water from the Butler water works is the cause.

1915 The Amsterdam Street Fair opens for two days.

1932 Butler High football practice started 2 weeks ago and coach Gallais and captain Pete Jewett have the team in shape.

1933 The members of the Harmony Mission DAR meet at Mrs. J.V. Bradley’s farm home, 2 miles from the mission. After lunch, members go for a guided tour by Mr. and Mrs. Bradley.

1933 This week’s edition of the Border Banner newspaper of Amsterdam, editor Ralph O. Fritts writes a feature “The Village of Amsterdam Starts 43rd Year”, with stories of the past and present.

1938 About two dozen people of Hume and the surrounding area meet to organize a theatrical group. If interested, contact A.B. Schowengerdt, Jr., the business manager.

1960 Mr. & Mrs. Ross Simmons, former operators of the C&M Cafe, on U.S. 71, open the new APCO station at U.S. 71 and Dakota street, Butler.

1972 The Bates County Headliner Newspaper, Charles M. Thomure publisher and C.A. Moore, Jr. Editor consolidates the Rockville Leader newspaper into their newspaper, Butler.

1979 Dedication services are held at the Calvary Temple Pentecostal Church of God , at 500 W. Harrison Street in Butler.

1994 Some 100 citizens gather at the bandstand on the Bates County courthouse lawn, in Butler, pledged to “Citizens For Realistic Government”. The steering committee is  Larry Burch, Gary Bollweg, Tom McGuire, Paul Pipes, Herschel Vail and Henry Mammen. They want to alert citizens to the negative side of the zoning proposal for Butler.

1999  Butler Mayor Joe Fuller notifies Bates County Clerk Marlene Wainscott that he will challenge the legality of the recall petition being circulated against him.