A brief opinion piece urging support for electric lights in Skidmore, Missouri in 1904.
A letter to the editor from the April 15, 1915 Skidmore New Era, page 4: From A Citizen. Editor New Era. Dear Sir: — In keeping pace with the vital subjects of the day, electricity in Skidmore seems to be… Read moreElectricity is the Order of the Day
Times were changing, and progress was knocking on Skidmore’s door in the form of electricity and a new municipal waterworks. The New Era asked local businessmen about the issues and printed the following in its December 31, 1914 edition: Electric… Read moreElectric Lights and Water Works
Electrifying news from the June 10, 1915 Skidmore New Era: Electric Lights Assured E. W. Miller, president of the Mound City electric light and ice company, was here Monday and final arrangements were agreed upon for the extension of their… Read moreElectric Lights Assured
Skidmore had a chance to shine (so to speak) in 1915, thanks to the Mound City Electric Light and Ice Company. From the front page of the March 4, 1915 Skidmore New Era: Light Ahead Mound City Electric Light and… Read moreLight Ahead
With election season upon us, someone will no doubt try to remind us of the good old days. You know, the ones where we lived in Missouri in late July without air conditioning. Or electricity. Those good old days. To… Read moreGood Old Days