Throwback Thursday-What Can You Expect For A Quarter?

Courtesy of the Eddie Herrman Archives:

One of the original clock faces from the Courthouse. On display at the Bates County Museum.

One of the original clock faces from the Courthouse. On display at the Bates County Museum.

February 19

1870-The cage ordered by the Bates County Sheriff from St. Louis should be arriving in Butler very shortly.  It is 13 1/2 feet long and 7 feet wide.  The cost is $1,000.

1870-Bates County Sheriff Smith (W.T. Smith) takes delivery on a custom made buggy from Hale, Evans & Co.

1876-The committee on a public library for Butler makes a survey and finds a willingness of citizens to donate books and money.

1905-J. A. DeArmond resigns as Butler City Attorney and Clerk J.F. Smith is appointed.

1907-The editor of the Bates County Record says, “The new street signs are the cheapest looking signs, ever.  But what can you expect for a quarter?”

1911-Ob Keirsey , of near Ballard, is in the Spruce area and takes one of the school marms ‘sleighing’. No one else sees any snow.

1914-At the wedding of Mary Alleene Arnold of Butler and William N. Mills of K.C., the Butler Mandolin Club plays softly during the ceremony.

The Butler Mandolin Club. From the Bates County Museum Collection.

The Butler Mandolin Club. From the Bates County Museum Collection.

 

James A DeArmond

James A. DeArmond, son of Congressman David DeArmond. He was an attorney and served as mayor of Butler.

 

February 20

1870-Among the many towns in Bates County, the latest is Altona that is booming. New buildings are started every week, and it’s going to be a large town with everything anyone would need.

1876-Tom Montgomery boasts that he has the biggest cow in Bates county.  She is only seven years of age and weighs 1,695 lbs.  Who can beat it?

1881-A large crowd attends the grand masque ball at the Palace Hotel.

1895-W.B. Carrico, of Papinville, publicly declares war on tree stumps with his new style stump extractor.

1902-The Bates County Democrat newspaper reports, ” the courthouse is up and all hope it will be topped out with a town clock.”

1906-The Butler Hunting & Fishing Club is organized, Ed S. Clark president.  They have leased the Cooper Lake, near Athol, south of Butler.

1927-The newly organized Harmony Mission Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is confirmed by the National Society. It was organized December 12, 1926.

1940-Today is opening day of Mr.& Mrs. Chester Shelton’s grocery store located in the old Ballard Bank Building, in Ballard.  20 inches of snow on the ground.

The Bryan 4-H Club outside of the grocery store owned by Chester and Goldie Shelton in Ballard.

The Bryan 4-H Club outside of the grocery store owned by Chester and Goldie Shelton in Ballard.

 

 

 

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