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19th century showcase

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

The Young Buffalo Wild West show's parade was pulled off this morning on schedule and was witnessed by many people. The aggregation comprised the usual wild west features, including cowboys and cowgirls, Indians, bands, some elephants and camels and winding up with the proverbial steam calliope. The parade made a creditable showing.

There never were any better horses congregated together in any wild west show as the this one. Many of the race horse fans were enthusiastic about some of the horses and if there wasn't such a severe penalty for horse stealing, the show would lose a great number. All of the horses are well kept and show that they have not been subjected to any abuse.

A crowd went to the Bourbon County Fair at Uniontown Fair this morning to attend the last day. Most were interested in the horse racing. It is estimated that much money will change hands.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

Woodrow Lawson, 309 Humboldt Ave., found a strange looking insect yesterday crawling on the side of his house which nobody has yet been able to identify for him.

It is a wasp-like insect with the main part of its body about an inch in length, but with a long, black, almost hair-like tail about three times as long as the main part of the body. The latter is black and dark brown. The insect has wings shaped like those of a wasp and there is some brown. The strange insect can fly very well with the long tail trailing along behind.

Fred W. Bayless, attorney for the school board, contends that the board is fully within its rights in refusing to collect the sales tax on admission fees to football games or other school athletic events, despite a ruling of the state commission that admission fees to such events are not exempt from the tax.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

The first phase of Bourbon County United Fund campaign went into gear today. The Advance Gifts Committee started its subscription, according to Francis Myers, general campaign chairman. The committee is headed by Kenneth Pollock and its other members are Frank Lampton, Earl Vore and A.P. Parks.

Photo caption: "One of these 12 beauties will be crowned queen of homecoming at the game her with Independence Oct. 12. They are Helen Kay Foster, Circle K; Shirley Hoggatt, Young Democrats; Sharon Harlan, NEA; Nancy Cromer, Pep Club; Meredithe McCrum, AAWS; Joan Smith, YWCA; Pat Niemeir, Young Republicans; Linda Mitchem, football boys; Brenda Lyons, Student Council; and Sharon Foster, student nurses." -- Tribune photo

Real Estate Transaction: Mrs. Martha Bruce has sold her home at 501 Sunset Drive to Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Gallagher of 420 S. Holbrook. The sale was negotiated by Martin Miller & Co.

Lowest price ever for a Goodyear winter tire! 3-T nylon cord. -- Palmer's Service Station, Third and Margrave

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

The Fort Scott National Historic Site will be the scene of a celebration of 19th century harvest time activities this weekend. According to a spokesman for the National Park Service, traditional spinning, weaving and quilting demonstrations will be presented by the Bourbon County Spinners and Weavers Guild, the Bourbon County Quilters Guild and volunteers Jean and Louise Strader, of Fort Scott.

The demonstrations will take place near the Dragoon Barracks on the west side of the Parade Ground.

The preparing of food for the winter months will be part of the harvest time event. Apple butter will be made over an open fire.

Bread will be baked in the Post Bakery.

Nell Dikeman
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