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Federal grand jury to investigate bank ring
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 10, 1924 Federal grand juries in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma will review operations of an alleged swindle … more
A Most Memorable Trip, Pt. 1 
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This week, long time contributor, Terry Bartlow, is back. This time with the first installment of a story about getting his kicks on Route 66 with two teacher friends, taking in not only the historic … more
Sniper grazes truck cab on Highway 7
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 8, 1924 The new refrigerator plant installed in the past six weeks at the packing house of Menghini Brothers … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 8, 1924 Federal grand juries in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma will review operations of an alleged swindle … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 7, 1924 Health car “Warren,” of the state board of health, arrived in Pittsburg this morning from … more
Early coins of the Republic
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      Last week I shared information with you about the “Bar Cent”, possibly the earliest coin used in the new Republic following the American Revolution.  This week … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 4-6, 1924 The strike of approximately 40,000 coal miners in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas was … more
Two Lamar teens set egg toss world record
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 3, 1924 Coal fields in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas will compete more favorably with the Illinois … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 2, 1924 Buying cigarettes in Pittsburg will soon be as difficult as finding a relic of King Tut's tomb in the … more
From muleskinner to maestro
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Some of the following column was excerpted from the 1976 Morning Sun Centennial Edition. — J.T.K. John J. Richards, who labored for a time as a “muleskinner” in district coal … more
E xcerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 1, 1924 The effect of the present work stoppage in the Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas mines of District 14 is … more
County set minimum wage at $2/hour
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 30, 1924 The miners of District 14, 21 and 25, Mine Workers, have been idle exactly one month pending the … more
The Bar Cent
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     As I have mentioned in previous columns, it is alway interesting how much we take for granted.  So many of the things we take for granted today, at one time didn’t … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 27-29, 1924 The Ku Klux Klan last night held dedicatory ceremonies at Fair Grounds Park, on which it … more
UFOs reported over Mt. Olive Cemetery
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 26, 1924 In what was considered the most finished rendition of the oratorio ever given in Pittsburg, the … more
From St. Mary’s to Hot Springs
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It occurred to me this week that I published six episodes of Margaret Shaw Forsyth’s ‘The Joy of Working’ without giving much background on her start in Pittsburg and life following … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 24, 1924 A Carthage, Mo., man was seriously injured, suffering mangling of his left foot as he attempted to … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 23, 1924 Singing joyously and with an ease which left her free to enter wholeheartedly into the spirit of … more
The Ingalls Family
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     Last week I wrote about the Little House On The Prairie Site near Independence, KS.  It is just one of many interesting historical sites here in our corner of the … more
Step into the Wild West
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Crawford County Historical Museum will host its annual Cowboy Days event on April 26th and 27th at the Crawford County Historical Museum. This event is designed to … more
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