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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago July 13-15, 1924 Herbert Martinette, 31, night watchman at Domestic No. 1 steam shovel, several miles east of … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago July 11, 1924 Patrolman Mark Norwood was arrested last night on a complaint charging first degree murder signed by … more
Lakeside, 1901
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This week’s picture from “Images of America - Pittsburg” by Randy Roberts and Janette Mauk, has the following description: “When Pittsburg was 25 years old, in 1901, Lakeside … more
Kansas teddy bears bring smiles to Kosovo
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago July 10, 1924 The gasoline war that has become almost epidemic throughout Kansas arrived in Topeka today. The … more
Mercy opens new hospital in Ft. Scott
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago July 9, 1924 The office of the Mine Workers today is sending a letter and advertisement to all miners of the … more
They don’t make ‘em like they used to
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Four years ago, our old Kenmore washing machine died and was shuffled out of the basement to the recycling yard, so Linda and I bought a new Maytag with all the bells and whistles from Metro World in … more
Twelve Bathing Beauties
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This week’s picture from “Images of America - Pittsburg” by Randy Roberts and Janette Mauk, taken on the south side of the old Municipal Pool, is from the Pittsburg Department of … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago July 6-8, 1924 Unanimous sanction was given the proposed united effort of the Lions, Rotary and Kiwanis clubs with … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago July 5, 1924 An attempted motorcar theft early this morning resulted in the shooting and serious wounding of … more
Why is America’s birthday on the Fourth of July? Delegates to the Continental Congress voted to separate themselves from the British crown on July 2. And the official Declaration of … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago July 3-4, 1924 Noon trains today carried a horde of Teachers College students, estimated to number more than … more
The road to Independence
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This year is the 248th birthday of the United States. Next April marks the 250th anniversary of the start of the War of Independence at the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775. What followed was … more
Inflation a driving issue of election
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 29-July 1, 1924 Workmen are pouring concrete on the last section of the stadium, which probably will be … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 1 00 Years Ago June 28, 1924 M. M. Rose of Fort Scott was unanimously elected superintendent of Pittsburg schools at a special … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 27, 1924 Crawford County's total tax evaluation, including both rural and city property, personal and real, … more
The Big Pool
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This photo taken from the west end of the old Municipal Pool (“The Big Pool”) in Pittsburg’s Lincoln Park shows plenty of action in the water as well as the old high diving board … more
Pitsco received People’s Choice Award
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 26, 1924 The Teachers College picnic tonight at Lincoln Park will be the largest in school history, it is … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 25, 1924 Pittsburg today was thronged with a veritable "circus parade crowd,” as one merchant aptly … more
Ritchie Valens
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     This is the final column about the three rock ’n roll musicians that perished in that wintery fatal plane crash just outside of Clear Lake, Iowa on Feb. 3, 1959 … more
Summer of ‘62
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Last Wednesday morning I heard the neighborhood rooster crow and started having summer flashbacks, starting with the chicken yard out back of our bungalow in the Frontenac.   How, as a … more
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