We wonder what happened to the markers. From the June 15, 1922 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1: The business men of Skidmore have received seventy-two road markers, which will be put up soon on all roads leading to Skidmore…. Read moreAll Roads Leading to Skidmore, 1922
From the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), October 27, 1921, page 1: Missed Bridge; Landed in Twenty-Foot Ditch.Driver Was Not Familiar With Road And Was Blinded by Dust — Nobody Hurt. Last Sunday evening, an accident occurred one and three-fourths mile… Read moreTrouble at the bridge, 1921
Aren’t you glad we can cross this task off our lists? From the November 12, 1908 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 4: Get Busy, Drag the Roads!Now is the time for the farmers to drag the roads and put… Read moreDrag the Roads
Farming has always had its risks. From the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), October 7, 1909, page 1: Erwin Gill’s Thresher Engine Went Through Bridge. The Erwin Gill thresher engine went into the ditch crossing the bridge near the Shoveling… Read moreErwin Gill’s Thresher Goes Through Bridge, 1909
Money for road work is always an issue, isn’t it? Here’s an appeal from the July 9, 1908 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 4: Citizens Must Fix Bridge. At a meeting of Skidmore citizens Monday evening to hear the… Read moreBridge Repair, 1908
This report from the June 11, 1908 edition of the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri) reminded us of the spring we had in 2019: Through Mud and Water. Our citizens were somewhat surprised Wednesday of last week to see a… Read moreThrough Mud and Water, 1908
From the May 24, 1917 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1: Road Drag Day. Guess Wednesday must have been road drag day, especially on the west side of the river. Squire Long, Hays Ruddle and Charley Long dragged the road… Read moreRoad Work, 1917
Skidmore, Missouri plans road improvements in 1902.
Maitland, Missouri’s D. Ward King is invited by the government of Brazil to bring his innovative road drag methods to that country in 1913. Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), January 9, 1913
Leon Bagby, Bill Kennedy, Vincent Smith, Glenn Stevens and Myron Newton make a trip to Maryville from Skidmore, Missouri and find themselves in a long trip home in 1924.