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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 22-24, 1924 During the past two years, the Cherokee community high school has changed its agricultural course … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 21, 1924 Alexander Howat, deposed head of the Kansas United Mine Workers union, yesterday placed in … more
Investigating the past
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Half-dozen students interested in researching their family history attended a genealogy class at Pittsburg State’s Grubbs Hall on Thursday. Led by PSU history professor … more
1957
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This week’s 1957 picture from “Images of Pittsburg” by Randy Roberts and Janette Mauk has a caption that points out the Hotel Besse towering over downtown Pittsburg and a KOAM Radio … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 20, 1924 A record attendance was established at Lincoln Park last night on the occasion of the first … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 18, 1924 That Crawford County farmers will do well to get into the dairying business, was the consensus among … more
Buddy Holly
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    On a recent bus tour to Iowa, our group visited numerous places and among them was the Surf Ballroom at Clear Lake, Iowa.  Many of you reading this will remember the tragic plane … more
Police on trail of stolen car ring
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 15-17, 1924 The first Kansas state convention of the Izaak Walton League is being held today at the Chamber … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 14, 1924 Earl Patton of Radley and family have returned from a motor trip through Missouri, Illinois, Indiana … more
Hidden lessons in the flag
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"Resolved. That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." … more
Hooch sends wedding party into ditch
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 13, 1924 Gus Herby, who brutally murdered his estranged wife at Arma earlier this week, was found dead in his … more
East side of Broadway, 1954
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This week’s photo from “Images of Pittsburg” by Randy Roberts and Janette Mauk shows the east side of Broadway between 4 th  and 5 th  streets with the caption: … more
Area kids learn how to do their chores
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PITTSBURG, Kans. — Kids today think their chores are tough, try doing them 150 years ago. Some area kids got to experience some of the daily tasks on a homestead on the Kansas prairie … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 12, 1924 Proposals to erect signs indicating street names throughout the city, or at least 10 blocks each way … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 11, 1924 William Allen White, editor of the Emporia Gazette, from the Republican national convention in … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 8-10, 1924 Mrs. Jennie Herby of Arma was brutally slain shortly after 6 o’clock yesterday afternoon by … more
Two Colgan pitchers called up to the Show
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 6, 1924 A tabulation of miners employed now in the district throws an optimistic view on mine conditions … more
Here’s another photograph from “Images of Pittsburg” by Randy Roberts and Janette Mauk. It has the following caption: “On a Sunday evening, November 8, 1959, photographer … more
Day of Days
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It was 80 years ago today that more than 156,000 Allied soldiers began what General Eisenhower called ‘a great crusade’ to liberate Europe from four years of Nazi rule. Before the day was … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 5, 1924 Avel and Walter Grube, who live north of Frontenac on the Commercial Highway, were arrested this … more
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