From the March 25, 1920 Skidmore News, page 1: Maitland Farmers Will Own Elevator Farmers living in the vicinity of Graham and Maitland have organized a Farmers Co-operative Elevator Company with a capital stock of $20,000 for the purpose of… Read moreMaitland Elevator, 1920
Fashion news from the September 8, 1921 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1: Makes Handbag of 36,000 Beads. The Maitland Herald of last week contained the following interesting item: Mrs. George H. Swan has recently completed a beaded handbag composed… Read moreMrs. Swan Beads a Handbag, 1921
We know most Northwest Missourians are law-abiding folks. The Mound City News-Jeffersonian wanted everyone to know that Tom Groves was, too, and we know this because the following article was reprinted in the February 12, 1914 edition of the Skidmore… Read moreTom Groves was a Law-Abiding Citizen
Advertisement for the Maitland, Missouri fair in 1899.
Report of a fire in the business district of Maitland, Missouri in 1899. (Skidmore, Missouri – Skidmore New Era)
The Martin Riley and W. A. James families move from Skidmore, Missouri in 1924.
Combining a concert and movies – a complete 4 reel moving picture show with orchestra numbers and solos – must have made quite a show in 1913. We doubt today’s entertainment venues would dare to promise that “every number will… Read moreNew and Classy Numbers
Maybe the heat of competition – or just the heat – was getting to them. Fierce baseball rivalries had developed in a relatively short time, but this incident reported in the August 11, 1903 Skidmore Standard suggests that things had… Read moreHazardous Baseball
Front page news from the Skidmore Standard on Tuesday, April 1, 1902: Maitland Suffers a Loss From the Maitland Herald: A great singer has passed away from Maitland: J. L. Betz has sold his pet wolf. That fawn eyed beauty… Read moreWhat Big Ears You Have, Maitland
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