Monday, September 26, 2022

The Museum Minute: Butler burns

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

Herrman’s Historical Happenings week of September 28

1863 Capt G.F. Earl, of the 9th Kansas Cavalry reports that Butler has been burned, following the issuance of Order No. 11.

1880 The 3 day Bates Co Fair begins at the fairgrounds, Butler.

1904 Imitating the great Carrie Nation, Maggie Greathouse breaks windows in Midkiff’sSaloon in Rockville.

1905 John Speaks, of Virginia, has sold over $700 of pears, this season.

1932 Charley Martz, of Altona, shipped his 520 pound sow to the stockyards in KC. After shipping, pen and tax, he owes somebody 35 cents.

1944 The Butler American Legion is still collecting donations to send cigarettes to the overseas military. Every nickel collected buys a pack of ‘butts’.

1947 Spruce complains Ballard has only three local players on the baseball team and the rest are ‘ringers’ as Ballard wins 7 to 3.

1978 At the “Chat ‘N Nibble” restaurant, on old 71 highway, in Adrian, choice of 32 different sandwiches with slaw or potato salad, and drink, $1.25 during lunch time.

1999 Campers On Mission are remodeling, repairing, and cleaning up at Kamp Keirsey, east of Amsterdam.

2002 The Papinville Historical and Cemetery Association host the 11th annual picnic, with close to 300 in attendance, as the celebrate the towns 155th birthday.

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