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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The Museum Minute: Adrian Could Use Some Paint


Courtesy of the Bates County Museum 802 Elks Drive, Butler Mo 64730 (660) 679-0134
Herrman’s Historical Happenings week of October 13

1898 The Crescent Hill Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star is organized, Mrs India Hoover, worthy matron, Adrian.
1904 Mrs Greathouse goes ‘Carrie Nation’ again, smashing a Rockville saloons windows, then her meek husband follows her home.
1905 The editor of the Adrian Journal newspaper, J.E. Dowell, prints “The paint brush could be used to advantage on many buildings around Adrian and the investment would be a paying one, besides making Adrian more attractive”.
1917 The Peoples Bank calf club is treated to dinner at the Ohio Street Methodist Church then 109 Holstein heifers are given to the boys & girls of the club.
1935 In Bates County during last night’s storm reported are: several stacks of hay, 10 barns or sheds, and 11 dead of livestock all struck by lightning.
1938 The Hentschel Construction Company of Springfield begins work on Butler’s new elementary school on the site of the old school which was torn down this Summer. Ohio and High streets.
1938 The young folks of the Ballard community give newlyweds Mr. & Mrs. Max Greer a charivari. The old folks were going to, too, but the hour was late when the Greer’s were finally cornered, and the old folks were sleepy.
1950 The J. C. Penney store, in Butler announces the grand reopening of their remodeled store, East end of the North side of the square.
1965 A meeting is held at the Citizens Bank of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Public Water District #11 is organized. Directors are E.J. Evens, Larry Shannon, John Ephland, Duane Walley, Harvey Addleman and James Curnutte- clerk.
1967 Edgar Lee Robertson, Secretary of the Bates County Historical Society, gives a talk on several historical events in Bates County’s past.