Bargains, as advertised in the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), September 14, 1922, page 8: Ad reads, “‘Announcing’ a display of smart millinery September 19, 20, 21 from Mrs. Street’s Style Shop of Shenandoah, Iowa. The House of Hi Class Millinery… Read moreHi Class Millinery at Moderate Prices, 1922
Social news from the November 7, 1912 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1: Here From Kansas. Mrs. Amanda Wood and two daughters, Mrs. Steve Beverlin and Mrs. Tom Snedeger, and the latter’s two little grandson of Little River, Kansas,… Read moreAmanda Wood returns to Skidmore, 1912
Ray Strickler begins The New Era newspaper in Skidmore, Missouri on February 16, 1905.
Real estate news from the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), July 1913.
Ferman Strickler sells over two dozen mules to be sent to South Africa for use by the British in 1899.
Chadduck & Strickler post a front-page ad drawing Punkin Show visitors to their door in 1902.
J. W. Weddle & Son kept up with the times, and that included advertising in their local newspaper. The Skidmore New Era profiled them in its January 9, 1913 edition: The Weddle Paint Shop. There are few towns the size of… Read moreWeddle Paint Shop, 1913
Skidmore’s business pool in June 1899 had more trades than today’s major league teams. It might help to diagram the following from the June 23, 1899 Skidmore Standard: Business Changes The trading fever broke loose in town again early Monday… Read moreBusiness Changes, 1899
Skidmore’s citizens were tireless in their efforts to raise money for the war effort in 1918, and the Skidmore News did what it could to encourage the town to contribute. This account from the April 25, 1918 edition reports an… Read moreAngel Food for the Red Cross
Seems like the ukulele is coming back into fashion, but maybe we should consider the mandolin, instead. It was all the rage in 1901, and the Skidmore Mandolin Club held an event to boost its budget. The reviews were favorable,… Read moreMandolin Club Musicale