The Museum Minute: Herrman’s Historical Happenings week of August 11th

1870 Mrs. Burkleo’s fall session begins August 22, in the old school house in Butler. $1.50 per month.

1883 A meeting is held in the courthouse to organize a Bates Co Horticultural Society.

1884 John T. Leabo, charged with the Dec 18, 1883 murder of his wife, near Foster, and sentenced to be hung August 22, this year, has his sentence stayed, for the evidence to be further studied by the State of Missouri.

1922 Just after noon, fire destroys the vulcanizing shop of Forrest Ours, just off the southwest corner of the Butler square, fire started in the vulcanizing machine and $400 worth of tools are lost.

1949 At the Fisk’s Theater this week Dorothy Lamour and Edward Arnold in Johnny Apollo. This weekend is Allen Lane in Death Valley Gun Fighters, with Merle Oberon.

1949 A pile of one dollar bills, one on top of another stacked 58 miles high would be 1 billion dollars. Start your pile, today at the Butler State Bank, west end of the north side of the Butler square. 2% paid on savings.

1972 Four Butler Comet pitchers shutout the visiting Kansas City Lobos 6-0. Dale Smith started and was the winner. Larry “Spud” Welston, Gary Smith, Eddie Herrman and Norm Appleberry each pitched an inning.

1983 Sally Burg, executive secretary of the Butler Chamber of Commerce and Florilla Tiona head of the committee to build the bandstand on the Courthouse lawn, report the fund has now reached $3,876.00.

1989 98 year old Merle Tyner, of Butler, is awarded the highest award in Rotary International, the Paul Harris Award.

1990 The annual Rockville Festival has something for everyone.

Courtesy of Mid America Live