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
A. C. Wood was another Skidmore resident who roamed far but wrote back to the home folks. This letter appeared in the July 18, 1907 edition of the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), on page 1: From Farmer Green. Through… Read moreA. C. Wood Writes Home
A story from the December 7, 1900 Skidmore Standard (Skidmore, MO) in which Ben Wood’s old friend, Charles Bramlette of Kentontown, KY, is said to have left burial instructions involving a carved-rock casket and a barrel of pure whisky.
Mr. and Mrs. Pinkston leave Skidmore for a western trip in 1901. Along the way, they visit Celia Hutt and her sister Mrs. B. E. Wood.
The Skidmore Standard frequently reported amazing feats of agricultural skill and fortune. This one is from the August 4, 1899 edition: A. C. Wood of Florida Park came into our sanctum yesterday when it was so hot that the mercury… Read moreDon’t Know Enough to Quit Growing
Mother Nature was our ice cube maker in 1901. From the February 8, 1901 Skidmore Standard: The Ice Harvest is OnThe ice men are working full hours this week and are getting a very fine quality of ice. It is… Read moreIce Harvest
Farms in the American Midwest are being hit hard this summer, but in 1899, the farmers in Nodaway County, and especially the Skidmore area, had a lot to brag about. (It’s all right to talk if you have something to… Read moreBig Corn
Skidmore sent a number of its sons and brothers to serve in the summer of 1898. Some of them became reporters, of a kind, and sent letters home to be published in the local paper. Freeman Wood of the 4th… Read moreLetters Home: Freeman Wood