Throwback Thursday-Destruction of Lawrence

 The destruction of the city of Lawrence, Kansas, and the massacre of its inhabitants by the Rebel guerrillas, August 21, 1863

The destruction of the city of Lawrence, Kansas, and the massacre of its inhabitants by the Rebel guerrillas, August 21, 1863

Courtesy of the Eddie Herrman Archives

1821-Fever strikes the missionaries at Harmony Mission.

1863-William C. Quantrell and his Missouri guerrillas raid and destroy Lawrence, KS, in retribution for General James Henry Lane’s raid on Osceola on Sept. 23, 1861

1874-Some residents around New Home report seeing some of the Reed gang in the area.

1892-General J.O. Shelby allows his name to be nomintated for the office of U.S. Marshall for western Missouri.  Grover Cleveland is the U.S. President and an active supporter of Shelby.

1895-After being released of charges of stealing clothes, J.C. Baer, of Rockville, is “white capped” for making slanderous remarks about a young lady. (Whipped).

1945-Butler Chamber of Commerce members are given the tentative plans for an airport for Butler, by Grover Gilbert, of Butler, and two gentleman.  There was much discussion, but nothing definite was accomplished.

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Throwback Thursday-Alligators and undershorts

Courtesy of the Eddie Herrman Archives

1860-Prairie City, in the SE corner of section 12, and NE corner of section 13, in Prairie township, boasts of two stores, conducted by Mr. Nickerson and Mr. Lee

1879-The Lindsay Brothers, owners of the Appleton City to Butler stagecoach lines, drop the fare to $1.50.

1892-Several wagonloads of Worland folks travel to John Brown’s old farm, a couple of miles Northwest of Amoret, in Kansas.

1934- A small alligator, belonging to Charles Hawley, in Butler, escaped some time ago, after being displayed in the City Oil & Gas Co., and was thought to have migrated or died.  Today excited Butlerites report seeing a half grown alligator chasing some chickens.  Nor more sightings of it.

1972-Head football coach Bill Madison of the Adrian Blackhawks is optimistic about his team, and they’ll be playing on their new field, made possible when the new gymnasium took their old field.

1990-Officials of the Miami R-1 school, near Amsterdam, aren’t very amused by a pair of undershorts waving from the school flag pole, the flag being gone.  In case you’re wondering, the size is 32 waist.

Throwback Thursday

Powers & Bros. Mill ca. 1900 South Main Street Butler, MO

Powers & Bros. Mill ca. 1900
South Main Street
Butler, MO

 

Courtesy of the Eddie Herrman Archives

1858-Col. J. F. Snyder, Division Adjutant of the 6th District of MO Militia who has been ordered to investigate conditions along the MO-KS border writes from his Papinville headquarters, ” Many of the eruptions are caused by Kansans, who have been run out of Kansas, and are being pestered by Kansas ruffians.  In turn, the former Kansans chase the thugs into Kansas, then are chased back across the border.”

1878- Powers & Bros. have commenced the foundation of their new two story, brick business house on the South side of the Butler square.

1883-It’s reported a Virginia girl, 12 years old, has married a man of 35.  What she lacks in years, she makes up in weight, 260 pounds.

1908-The T. A. Black family ate at church in Butler and robbers carry off a considerable amount of clothing.

1944- The Butler Assembly of God Church holds a homecoming and mortgage burning.

 

What A Waist!

Zoma (Harrison) McCombs wearing her graduation dress in 1895.  Zoma was the daughter of Edmond Stith and Sarah Elizabeth (Williams) Harrison.  In 1897 she married Jessie Warren McCombs, a banker from Adrian.  This photograph was donated by her daughter, Hazel McCombs.

Zoma (Harrison) McCombs  Graduation from Butler High School 1895

Zoma (Harrison) McCombs
Graduation from Butler High School
1895