Courtesy of the Eddie Herrman Archives
1858-William T.W. Elmore and John M. Rogers have surveyed and platted the new town of Union Town (Crescent Hill), in the East center of section 21, of Deer Creek township.
1869-B.F. Hopkins, awakened by his barking dogs, finds an infant girl in a basket on his doorstep. 3 miles East of Hudson City.
1906-The Bates County Court hires George Bright as the superintendent for the County Poor Farm.
1920-H.C. Hyatt has sold his 400 acre farm southeast of Adrian to J.A. Harrison for $53,000.
1944-Otto Kircher, chairman of the 4th War Bond Drive of Bates County, is notified that the county has reached the $330,887.75 mark in the sales of bonds and stamps.
1993-The population of Ballard is 18.
1869-A steamboat unloads 500 barrels of salt at Belvoir, 20 miles south of Butler.
1874-A Mr. Perron of Fort Scott nearly drowns in the Miami Creek as he tries to flee from the Bates County Sheriff with a stolen team and wagon.
1885-The County Grand Jury condemns the rattletrap of a County Jail and declares the outhouse in the Courthouse to be a nuisance.
1886-A riot on North Main Street bloodies a lot of noses and reputations at an exhibition to see Henry Triby give a grand performance at the skating rink.
1897-General Jo Shelby, reputed to be the only Confederate general to never surrender, dies at his farm in Elkhart township.
1938-The February issue of the national magazine School Musician has on the cover a photograph of Victor Mahan of Butler High School in his band uniform.