Friday, August 19, 2022

The Museum Minute: Free campsite pays off

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

Herrman’s Historical Happenings week of August 17

1885 2 large barns, a mill, and 2,000 bushels of grain, belonging to David Getbul in Spruce township, are consumed by fire. $8,000 insurance.

1899 Foster is now connected to the Butler telephone line.

1933 The new Walker building is completed, middle of the North side of the Butler square. The A&P Grocery is installing fixtures and coolers.

1937 Butler’s free tourist camp grounds are proving very popular to those passing through on the Jefferson Highway. The past 3 days there have been six autos filled with tourists each night.

1941 The First Baptist Church of Butler celebrates the 75th anniversary of the church with special services morning and evening.

1958 A large crowd of over 170 attend the Amoret picnic at the grade school building, in Amoret.

1972 The new American Field Service exchange student A. Shukoor Arefi arrives in Butler.He is from Kabul, Afghanistan. He will be in the Butler senior class and living with the Bill Noe Family.

1972 Jim Peters writes ‘Settin’ the Hook With Jim’ fishing column in the Bates County news-Headliner newspaper.

1977 The 81st Bates Co Old Settlers Association annual reunion is held on the stage of the Butler City Hall. Warren Hunt, President.

1977 Mrs Mary Wilson, of Butler, is notified that one of her poems has been selected  for publication by the National Society of Published Poets.

1993 The Thorco plant in Butler is expanding by 60,000 square feet and the addition should be done by Oct 1st. Plant manager Steve Arnold says 15 to 20 additional workers will be needed.

2000 The ongoing recall move against Butler Mayor Joe Fuller has now been stopped, as his attorney, Thomas Rynard, files a petition and application for a restraining order.

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