The publisher of the Skidmore Standard called Skidmore, Missouri “the best town situated in the best county, in the best state in the United States.” (Skidmore Standard, April 26, 1901, page 1, column 2) He may have been a bit biased, as his name was Skidmore and his parents were among the town’s first settlers. Over the years, the town has seen good times and tragedies, but through it all, its citizens have persevered. My mother’s family settled in Skidmore in the late 1800s and lived in the area through the 1960s. As a child, I heard family stories and had a chance to visit from time to time.
You can find stories from the Skidmore Standard, Skidmore New Era, and Skidmore News by choosing the Skidmore category in the menu. The search box will get you closer to the names and topics that interest you. The editor of the Standard didn’t always see fit to standardize the spelling of names, so you may want to try a more general search for just a last name, and you may want to try more than one spelling.
If you have ancestors from Skidmore or the surrounding area, I’d love to hear from you. You can reach me at robin (at) nostoryuntold (dot) com.