Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The Museum Minute: A bad day to be Frank

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

Herrman’s Historical Happenings week of March 23

1838 N.B. Dodge, wounded in a battle with the Little Osage Indians on the 14th, dies. The battle was in the New Home township.

1895 Mr Chas I. Ball, of half way between Rich Hill and Sprague, has perfected horsepowered double baler and is seeking a foundryman to cast the parts needed.

1909 The new vitrified brick crossing at the North entrance to the Bates Co courthouse, in Butler, is a great improvement. Hopefully the entire square will be bricked, someday.

1912 10 inches of snow falls on Bates county.

1934 A band of gypsies visit the Adrian community and make off with the pocketbooks of Frank Lankford, of Adrian and Frank Patrick, 4 miles east of Adrian.

1936 The Butler city council votes to install the ‘white way’ lighting in the downtown area. The system has 48 metal poles & lights and will have 12 around the courthouse lawn & 16 around the square, with the others on streets from the square.

1973 Five squadrons of the Civil Air Patrol are based at the Butler airport for a 3 day search and rescue evaluation.

1998 Alice Erickson is the new postmaster at the Amsterdam post office.

2001 The Ballard Bulldogs basketball team finishes the regular season at 23-0, winning 5 tournaments. Bryan Borland has 1,023 career points. 

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