Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The Museum Minute: Hog Skinner Comes Calling

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

Herrman’s Historical Happenings week of January 26

 1884 Mr. Swearenger, the classic hog skinner, is in Butler looking for City Marshal J.H. Morgan, knife in hand. Morgan finds him and he spends a week in jail.

1901 The financial statement for the city of Butler shows $107.89 on hand and debt of $3,247.50.

1901 The population of Bates county is 30,141.

1922 The Sophomores of the Butler High and Miss Wiit hike to the Butler lake, SE of town and enjoy the evening, although the skating wasn’t very good.

1945 The Hume-Sinclair Coal Co moves one of their electric coal shovels to the Arthur LeNeve Farm, between Hume and Foster and begin digging.

1949 At the Butler theater on Business 71 highway, Claudette Colburn, John Payne and Dan Duryea star in “Larceny”.

1984 Ron Phillips, owner of Butler Cablevision and Gary Schowengerdt, partner of the Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home are elected to the Butler Chamber of Commerce board. Re-elected are Don Stotesmeister, Shirley Herrman and Ronnie Kahn. C.A. Moore is president.

1993 The Butler elementary school pupils are thrilled by the appearance and program by Kansas City Royals baseball players Chris Haney and Tom “Flash” Gordon.

2005 The Butler police department officers report the China Buffet at Business 71 and Mill street, has been targeted in a hate crime, as racial slurs have been printed on paper and hung with a cat on the front door.

2006 Mr.  and Mrs. Clay Lindsey are the Bates County “Cattleman & Cattlewoman of the year”.

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