In our opinion, Skidmore, Missouri gets some pretty unfair treatment in the media these days. Our experience with the town and its residents resonates more with this example from the July 16, 1908 Skidmore New Era, page 1: To The… Read moreHelp for those in the flood zone, 1908
The Skidmore Standard (Skidmore, Missouri) offers an editorial in favor of making changes to the river and roads in the area in 1902.
John G. Hays and W. M. Howden urge the citizens of Skidmore, Missouri to look into solutions for flooding of the Nodaway River in 1912.
A rescue reported in the May 26, 1903 Skidmore Standard, page 4: Narrow Escape from Drowning. Yesterday afternoon, Mrs. F. C. Barber and her niece, living at Burr Oak, 4 miles west started to come to town. When they reached… Read moreMrs. Barber Almost Drowns
Bad news for farmers and travelers in the July 15, 1915 Skidmore New Era, page 1:
A little high water couldn’t keep Skidmore’s merchants from making a sale. A telephone, a rowboat, and the lines of commerce were open again. The June 2, 1903 Skidmore Standard said: The high water for the last week has prevented… Read moreEnterprising Scheme
In this summer of no rain, we bring you a reminder of rainy days. From the June 23, 1903 Skidmore Standard: The Burlington railroad has notified all its section foremen to mark the high water stage of 1903 on all… Read moreMore High Water
Flood waters couldn’t stop the mail, reported the July 22, 1915 Skidmore New Era: Brought Mail From Quitman Skidmore has been without mail for the past week, the trains being unable to get here on account of the washouts. Tuesday… Read moreNeither snow nor rain nor heat
The July 15 and July 22, 1915 editions of the Skidmore New Era reported that serious flooding had washed out bridges and cut off railway access, causing the cancellation of the scheduled Skidmore Chautauqua and stranding residents. The July 22… Read moreThe Weather Giveth, and the Weather Taketh Away
The Nodaway River floods in 1915.