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“When the Sea Came Alive”
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The first library program that was truly mine from conception to completion took place thirty years ago on June 6th, 1994, the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy. … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 4, 1924 O. R. Izan, former Mulberry confectionary store proprietor and alleged bandit charged with holding up … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 1-3, 1924 John F. Bender, superintendent of Pittsburg schools the past nine years, announced last night to … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 31, 1924 Referendum returns compiled this morning by the district office of the Mine Workers on a special … more
Rev War exhibit opens at CCHM
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Oceanus Hopkins Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Little Balkans Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution are proud to present The … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 30, 1924 Working on information that mine No. 7 of Sheridan Coal has been leased and that the leasing company … more
On Broadway in Pittsburg, 1959
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Here’s another historic photo from “Images of Pittsburg” by Randy Roberts and Janette Mauk. Its caption reads: “The west side of Broadway between Fifth and Sixth Streets … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 29, 1924 A $10 note on the “Associated Banks of Pittsburg," received at the First National bank here … more
Topeka passes small business tax cut 
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 28, 1924 Officers from Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri were expected to be in Girard this afternoon for the … more
First Lady had style
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     Last week I shared a few rather obscure bits of information about some of our First Ladies.  Today I want to share another one.  This time our subject is First Lady … more
As I’ve mentioned in this space before, I will be transitioning from administration to teaching starting in early June.  God put me on this Earth to be a teacher; a teacher is what I am … more
A tale of two cities and Atkinson Road
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 25-27, 1924 Hundreds of motor cars traveled over the newly opened Frontenac paving Sunday and Monday. With the … more
Reflections and a requiem for Memorial Day
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“The kind of poems, the kind of literature I don’t like about war, are about the glorious war battles. There’s never been such a thing.” — H.C. Palmer … more
‘A hard day for mother’
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — In July of 1863, at the Battle of Gettysburg, LtCol Joshua Chamberlain of the 20th Maine was riding with his two brothers, one serving as the regimental chaplain and the other … more
Pittsburg reviews plans for new Applebee’s
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 24, 1924 Between 20 and 25 coal companies in various parts of the United States will submit bids this week to … more
Salvation Army gets new home in Pittsburg
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 23, 1924 Forty-eight members of the Women's Athletic association and the Girls Athletic association of the … more
Slovenian funeral entourage
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French, Italian, German, Austrian, Belgian, Irish, Scot, Yugoslav, Slovene, and English were the primary immigrants in Pittsburg, but 52 distinct groups are recorded in the census, marriage records, … more
House of ill fame busted on N. Joplin Street
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 21, 1924 The miners of Illinois joined Kansas and Michigan yesterday in demanding a special international … more
Pittsburg celebrates 98th birthday on May 20
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 18-20, 1924 Two hundred citizens – members of the Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis clubs, and visiting … more
84 teams registered for Pitt summer softball
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 17, 1924 The city Y. M. C. A. in cooperation with the Teachers College Y. M. C. A. Is gathering clothes and … more
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