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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago July 7, 1923 A complete distillery cached in a dugout, in the middle of a cornfield, was unearthed on a farm near … more
Frog hunting around Arma
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In this excerpt from his memoir, “Frogdancer”, Arma native Frank Jeler Jr. shares boyhood frog adventures with his dad and grandfather. — J.T. Knoll My frog hunting education began when I … more
Gov. Davis speaks at KSTC in Pittsburg
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago July 6, 1923 Gov. Jonathan M. Davis devoted the greater part of a talk at the Teachers’ College this morning to … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago July 5, 1923 One of the largest crowds to hear returns from a sport event announced by The Headlight, listened to … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago July 1-4, 1923 The quietest weekend experienced by the sheriff's office in several weeks passed with only one … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 30, 1923 Crystal Pool Park, the new $30,000, fan shaped, 110- by 127-foot concrete pool located two miles … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 29, 1923 Damage estimated at several thousand dollars resulted from a fire last night at 10 o’clock in the rear … more
Plattner hits first homer of the season
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 28, 1923 A study of traffic regulations in force at Wichita and Hutchinson will be made by Mayor C. Mart … more
Gas & electricity & scissors, oh my!
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This excerpt from “Frogdancer,” Arma native Frank Jeler Jr’s memoir, continues the story of his return to college in Pittsburg in 1962. — J.T.K. I was at the college at 8 a.m. And when … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 27, 1923 Approximately $12,000 in pledges for the Teacher’s College stadium fund was obtained in the first … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 24-26, 1923 A second meeting of “Progressive Miners” at Franklin was very small, in comparison to … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 23, 1923 President Harding went into a 100-acre Kansas wheat field near Hutchinson today, drove a binder, … more
Pittsburg Travelers shut down by KC Monarchs
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 22, 1923 Several Pittsburg families, sitting in the comfort of their homes, heard President Harding in his … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 21, 1923 “Ride ‘im cowboy” was the entertainment this morning by Dr. John A. Lomax, who staged his own … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 20, 1923 A solid silver copy of Ella Buchanan's “Young Lincoln," a statuette 22 inches high, will be … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 17-19, 1923 The drive on violators of traffic laws on the hard service highways of the county got a good … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 16, 1923 With filing yesterday at the office of the county clerk at Girard of petitions calling for a high … more
A Father’s Day memory
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This week’s column is a recollection by former Pittsburg resident, Gary Gleason, of a special day with his dad in 1957. He now lives in Gainesville, Georgia. — J.T.K. When Father’s … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 15, 1923 A warrant was issued yesterday for arrest of Frank Brazier, charging him with defrauding George … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 14, 1923 Jitneurs who operate in direct competition to the Joplin & Pittsburg Railway were given another … more
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