100 YEARS AGO
J.A. Dennen and son Ed left this morning for a trip north along the Osage and other rivers, buying furs and trapping. They expect to spend the winter months in that business and have equipped a wagon to be used for their camp. They will carry a large number of traps which they will use at each of the camping places. They will also purchase all of the furs available and expect to return after several weeks with a considerable number of them. The principal furs in this section are those from the mink, raccoon, opossum, skunk and wolf, though the latter furs bring about a small price on the market. The mink furs are the more valuable, bringing several dollars each. Some muskrat furs are also to be had though those animals are becoming scarce along the streams of this section.
J.H. Boring spent Thanksgiving here with his family and has returned to Hiattville to complete a building contract he has there.
75 YEARS AGO
The speaker before the Kiwanis Club today was Lloyd Whiteside, who gave a talk in behalf of the Jollesta, which opens tonight at Memorial Hall. Mr. Whiteside explained that the affair was being put on by the merchants in an effort to sell Fort Scott industries to Fort Scott people.
The merchants have been busy erecting booths on the main floor of the hall and there are some very pretty ones. In addition, there will be a stage show.
The Jollesta has been advertised not only in Fort Scott but surrounding towns.
Miss Virgil Gordon's high school class in journalism, numbering 26, and two members of the junior college class in journalism, visited The Tribune office this morning and inspected the teletypes, which bring in the Associated Press news, the linotypes with which type is set, and other interesting areas of the printing plant.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "Lisa DiNardo reminds Santa Claus she has been a good girl the past year and shares her secret wishes with jolly Santa Claus. Lisa is the 6- year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim DiNardo. Santa visited with hundreds of children at the temporary headquarters on Wall Street. He will be in Fort Scott each Saturday." -- Tribune photo
After trailing by 20 points at one time, the Fort Scott Tigers put on a blazing finish to whip highly rated St. Mary's last night at a non-league game 50-49 with Tommy Gorman showing the way with a field goal and three free throws in the waning moments of the encounter.
A fine tailored sports coat with a LEEK'S label makes a fine gift.
25 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "The eighth annual Homes for the Holidays tour will be held this weekend, sponsored by the Historic Preservation Association of Bourbon County. The three homes featured this year will be the home of Dr. Charles and Donna Anderson, 1124 Burke; Ken and Charlotte Lunt's home, 512 S. Judson; and the home of Charles and Martha Jane Gentry, 801 S. Crawford. The program also will include musical entertainment at the Old Congregational Church, 502 S. National. A Stocking Stuffer and lunch at the First United Methodist Church; and living history vignettes at the Fort Scott National Historic Site. The popular candlelight tour of the old fort will be held Friday and Saturday evenings."
Photo caption: "Jean Nelson, of Menlo Park, Calif., visits the home that her famous grandfather, Eugene Fitch Ware, lived in. The house at 202 S. Eddy is now the home of William and Leah Hughes." -- Photo by John Lechliter