Big technology news from 1913, courtesy of the Skidmore, Missouri newspaper, the New Era.
The editor’s prediction was not too far off. Automobiles did find their way to Skidmore a few years later, and the Punkin Show proudly hosted the first aeroplane in town in 1910. From the June 14, 1901 Skidmore Standard, page… Read moreAutomobiles and Flying Machines
Skidmore had a chance to shine (so to speak) in 1915, thanks to the Mound City Electric Light and Ice Company. From the front page of the March 4, 1915 Skidmore New Era: Light Ahead Mound City Electric Light and… Read moreLight Ahead
Today, reports of the latest smart phone arrive daily, and we take things like barcodes and online shopping in stride. In April 1903, the weekly Skidmore Standard reported the town’s latest new technology development: New Cash Register The Spot Cash… Read moreNew Technology, 1903
New technology found its way to Skidmore in May 1901. The Standard promised a magnificent time for all: “The moving pictures which will be shown at the Opera House Tuesday evening are life size and twice as natural.” Perhaps Hollywood… Read moreMoving Picture Entertainment
Forget the iPhone – electric mail delivery systems date back earlier than most of us might have believed. A Missouri man invented it first, according to the Savannah Reporter as published in the June 23, 1903 Skidmore Standard: Invented Electric… Read moreElectric Mail