Sunday, December 21, 2014

Today in History, October 1913

By LOUIS REED, local historian | 10/2/2013

• BALDWIN CITY — With several hundred veterans of the Civil War present this morning, the newly erected monument on the field of the battle of Black Jack near here, was dedicated today in memory of the first conflict at arms that led to the Civil War.

• Final plans for the construction of an artistic bridge across Park Creek in the city park will be discussed tomorrow afternoon at the meeting of the Civic Improvement Association. The bridge plans have been considered for several months, but no definite action has been taken. Part of the creek has been walled up with rock, and the association plans to make the creek an attractive one.

• BALDWIN CITY — With several hundred veterans of the Civil War present this morning, the newly erected monument on the field of the battle of Black Jack near here, was dedicated today in memory of the first conflict at arms that led to the Civil War.

• Final plans for the construction of an artistic bridge across Park Creek in the city park will be discussed tomorrow afternoon at the meeting of the Civic Improvement Association. The bridge plans have been considered for several months, but no definite action has been taken. Part of the creek has been walled up with rock, and the association plans to make the creek an attractive one.

• The New Santa Fe Trail with Ottawa and the other towns and the countryside is posing these days for pictures. The entire route leading from San Diego to New York City is to be reproduced in pictures and to be thrown on the moving picture screen. A big touring car carrying three officers of the Pacific-Atlantic Film Company passed through Ottawa yesterday afternoon on the way to New York City.

• L.L. Dyche, state fish and game warden, today inspected Ottawa’s new dam across the Marais des Cygnes River and made a general inspection of the stream for a considerable distance west of Ottawa.

• The new building for the Martin Concrete Form Company is almost completed at First and Walnut streets. It is just south of the old foundry which the Martins purchased. The building will be used for the manufacture of culvert forms.

• EL PASO, TEXAS — At a conference in Hermosilla, five northern states of Mexico decided to secede from the federal government to form the confederate states of Mexico, according to Americans arriving from Hermosillo.

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