100 YEARS AGO
Passenger business on the M.K.&T. has increased due to the approach of winter months. Many go there to spend the cold weather. The increase has been such this fall that two new passenger trains are to be placed in service giving the Katy service along the main line second to none in the west. The Katy management is planning for extensive improvements along their system which are expected to prove very beneficial to Fort Scott.
Girls wanted at Overall Factory. Apply at 7:15 Main, Lakin McKey Mfg. Co. 826-832 Main St.
75 YEARS AGO
A document of Civil War days, unearthed recently in a Fort Scott home, no doubt has some rich historical interest, possibly of the "underground railroad" when Negro slaves were being spirited northward in safety of their lives. The document is evidently a pass issued by a United States counsel in Canada to guarantee the safety of a citizen of this country. It was discovered by Mansel Clendening, who lives 734 S. Little St. He found it in the back of a picture frame. The paper is dated Jan. 6, 1865.
Fort Scott received the first frost Saturday night when the mercury sank to the 35 mark, just three degrees above freezing. Weather Observer E.A. Shaver said it was very visible on roofs of buildings. It is not believed to have done much damage.
50 YEARS AGO
"I think Fort Scott is great! Bouquets to Fort Scott!"
So writes a Corning, Iowa, resident in a letter addressed simply to the president of the Fort Scott Rotary Club. The writer is David May, a county extension director. He writes to explain why he likes Fort Scott.
"The courtesies will long be remembered," writes May in telling why he likes Fort Scott.
"While passing through your town in August on vacation with my family I had the misfortune to have a breakdown with my trailer. I wanted you to know about the courtesy. So it is bouquets to all of you!"
"Will you please give my special thanks to the manager of Marshall's Auto Store, who so willingly hauled my trailer back to town for repairs; also to Carl McCulley's Welding Shop, who did the repairs and got me back on the road in record time.
"These courtesies will long be remembered by a grateful Rotarian."
The letter was received by Richard Aydelotte, president of Rotary Club here, and was read at the club luncheon meeting by John Diehl.
25 YEARS AGO