From the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), November 17, 1921, page 1: Has Big Radish.Abe Loucks brought to the News office this week, two radishes raised in his garden this year. The larger of the two measured 26 inches in length,… Read moreBig Radish, 1921
Mrs. W. J. Skidmore, Mrs. G. L. Owen, and other ladies work to beautify downtown Skidmore, Missouri in 1921.
The Critchfields and Wellings enjoy some off-season lettuce, and several Skidmore, Missouri citizens plant potatoes in March 1914.
The Skidmore, Missouri New Era brags about Mrs. J. F. Slawson’s garden in 1910.
If you want your name to appear in a small town paper, bring the editor some excellent produce. Works every time, and it worked for Charlie Robbins in the July 26, 1901 edition of the Skidmore Standard. The berries were… Read moreCharlie Robbins’ Blackberries
Necessity is the mother of invention, and Uncle Jim Parshall was the father of this innovative gardening technique. From the Skidmore Standard, May 19, 1903: A Seed Incubator. Uncle Jim Parshall has discovered another way in which our old friend,… Read moreJim Parshall’s Seed Incubator
We hope your garden grows as well as Mart Carden’s did. If it does not, perhaps you may wish to follow his technique, as reported in the May 11, 1900 Skidmore Standard: So Do We Too. Spring has come. Mart… Read moreWatermelons and Podiatry
The Skidmore Standard periodically reported that various citizens had shared items from their farms and gardens. The editor and staff were always appreciative, as seen in this item from the June 8, 1900 edition: Twenty-eight to the Quart. A man… Read moreFeed the Editor
A plea to the ladies from the editor of the March 9, 1905 Skidmore New Era: To The Ladies Five years ago the ladies of our little city gave a Chrsanthemum Show, in the Opera House, which was a decided… Read morePlant Those Chrysanthemums
Before we had the Internet to spread rumors and Snopes.com to refute them, it seems we had a St. Louis newspaper to thank for at least one scare and the Missouri Agricultural College to thank for setting us all straight…. Read moreThe Cabbage Snake Scare