Monday, May 23, 2022

The Museum Minute: Cheap Meat at Mott’s


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

Herrman’s Historical Happenings week of May 25

1881 A second meeting has been held to organize and build an express railroad line from Hannibal that will run southwest, through Butler and into Indian territory.

1869 M. S. Cowles begins work on his new building, 22 ft by 75 foot, Ohio at Main st in Butler (Northeast corner of the square).

1926 Workmen begin laying concrete slab, for U.S. 71 highway, from Butler to finish this part at the Vernon Co line.

1942 The Bates Co Defense Council hold a meeting to set up air raid warning units all around the county.

1949 Charley Fisk, son of Mr & Mrs Chas Fisk of the Fisk movie house in Butler, is spotlighted guest soloist on the television Vincent Lopez show, live from theTaft Hotel in New York City.

1972 Advert in Bates Co News-Headliner newspaper “LOOK who’s back at Bitner-Stark Motor Co! Bud Minor has returned as service manager”. Southeast corner of Lyon and Dakota streets. 

1978 Memorial Day week-end specials at Jim’s Village Meats, in downtown Rockville: Ribs $2.35 a lb; chicken $ 2.25 ea; and brisket $2.65 a lb. The Mott’s.

1990 The new officers of the Butler Business & Professional Women’s Club are: Pres- Ruby Stotmeister, 1st VP Kenna Bartz, recording secretary Carol Ann Winburn, Treasurer Lexye Schell-Davis, and corresponding Secretary Edna White.

2001 Virgil Ward, longtime fisherman of note and well known radio and television personality, celebrates his 90th birthday at his home four miles east of Amsterdam.

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