A brief ode to the state of Missouri from 1901.
The anonymous writer of the Salem Siftings column in the 1903 Skidmore Standard (Skidmore, Missouri) waxes poetic about spring fever and the plight of schoolboys trapped inside on a fine day.
An ode to D. Ward King’s innovation and others who worked tirelessly for good roads appeared in the April 24, 1913 Skidmore New Era: Hymn of Good Roads M. Albertus Cloverdell breaks forth in to song to the following effect:… Read moreHymn of Good Roads
For our friends who have tired of winter, we offer the following poetic gem from page 1 of the January 14, 1902 Skidmore Standard: Winter Joys. Unchained Poet. Snow and sleet Everywhere; Howling blizzards In the air; Roads blockaded, Sidewalks,… Read moreA little winter cynicism
A poem by Spillman Riggs, who opened the 1901-1902 Skidmore Lecture Course series at the Opera House on August 29. As printed in the August 9, 1901 Standard, page 1: Don’t Let Your Song Die Down. No matter how the… Read moreDon’t Let Your Song Die Down
The June 8, 1900 Skidmore Standard printed the following ode to Missouri from an exchange: Missouri, heaven bless her, from Nodaway to Pike; from Stone to Clark and Atchison and all the rest alike. She has vineyards on the Ozarks,… Read moreMissouri, Heaven Bless Her
Poetry for those inclined toward spring cleaning, from the May 11, 1900 Skidmore Standard: Cleaning House (By the Kid on the Fence) Folks say it’s spring, – I guess it is Fer birds is a-comin’ back; Bees is a-flyin’ –… Read moreCleaning House
Missouri Day, the third Wednesday in October, would not be declared by the Missouri General Assembly until 1915, but the Skidmore Standard showed its love for all things Missouri in its June 8, 1900 edition: Missouri, heaven bless her, from… Read moreOde to Missouri