125 years ago
august 29, 1890
The meeting which has been in progress in Central Park for the past ten days under the auspices of the Central Kansas Camp Meeting Association of the Methodist church, closes today. The meeting brought scores, hundreds, of good people from all sections of the State, who will go home bearing life memories of their experience in Marion. Central Park has proved an admirable place for the meeting. In the heart of the city yet recluded, the tenters have had all the advantages of town life while enjoying the freedom and privacy of a country woodland.
Brown Corby has removed his family to Hillsboro where he assumes the cashiership of Messrs Dudley & Thorp’s new Farmers’ Bank.
When O.G. Gibson left Marion for Denver we gave him till ice cream time was over to remain out there. We now have a letter from him, in which he says: “I expect to come home on or about Oct. 1st, just before ice cream goes out of date. It has gone out of date here some time. Overcoats come handy, nights and morning. Denver is a very dusty, dirty city. No clean streets like Marion.”
Father McCready’s wife is visiting in the east, and the old gentleman is being closely watched by his neighbors.
Our friend, Collett, of Elk, left some fine samples of pears, plumbs and peaches at this office last week, grown on their place.