100 years ago
august 19, 1915
If the accidents of last Thursday had come a day later, Friday the 13th, everyone would have known the reason why. The fiercest storm of the season came on that day. Hail, the powerhouse explosion and fire, some of the M.E. Sunday School picnickers were drenched, the Thompson store glass front was blown in at a loss of about a hundred dollars, and one section of the front window of J.R. Baker’s Second Hand store was broken out.
Schmidt and Prosch, two young men from Kansas City, have opened an auto tire repairing shop in the room just east of the O’Bryant harness shop.
The Good Eat Café has been removed from the Forney building to the Hereford building next to the old P.O. location.
J.J. Roberts and family of the Durham neighborhood are moving to Marion, coming largely on account of the splendid school facilities here. Marion welcomes these excellent people. There is no better “home town” in Kansas than Marion.
The workmen erecting the permanent road markers over the National Old Trails road are in this county this week putting up the markers. This piece of road marking is easily the greatest thing of the kind being done in the country. One of these markers is erected at every turn in the road or where the traveler might possibly be confused as to the right road.
Mr. I.N. Updike brought with him from Wyoming one of the finest fossil specimens we have ever seen—the head of an animal encased in solid rock.