Courtesy of the Bates County Museum 802 Elks Drive, Butler Mo 64730 Peggy Buhr, Curator (660) 679-0134
Herrman’s Historical Happenings week of October 26
1885 James Crosley is killed & 5 others injured by a crazy mule, deep in mine #6 of the Rich Hill Coal Mining Company.
1889 Butler’s driving park now has several races each evening, attendance is high.
1891 Nellie Mae Russell is the first child born in the new town of Amsterdam.
1915 The Butler newspaper says the Ozark Trail Highway across Bates Co will eventually become part of the proposed Jefferson Highway that will run from Canada to Louisiana.
1945 The Cubbin Motor Company in Butler unveils the streamlined 1946 Ford car.
1947 Showing at the new Butler Theatre, on U.S. 71, “Stallion Road” starring Ronald Reagan and Alexis Smith.
1963 A three day Fall festival opens at the Fairgrounds, southeast corner of Butler.
1979 The Pittsburg-Midway coal mine, near Amsterdam is closes, with 130 employees laid off.
1980 Two unknown men in a car fire shots into Coleman’s Salvage Yard in Passaic (your editor witnessed this and called police).
1992 A lottery ticket purchased by Ronald Padley of Butler turns out to be worth $5.8 million dollars.