Monday, July 28, 2014

TODAY IN HISTORY: May 1914

By LOUIS REED, local historian | 5/26/2014

• Fourteen veterans of the Civil War have died since last Memorial Day. The George H. Thomas post of the Grand Army of the Republic held its memorial service and tribute to the memory of these men Saturday.

• Ottawa will be alive with motorcycles next Saturday unless it rains and spoils the roads. About 150 motorcycles will leave Kansas City at 7 o’clock and start on a two-day endurance run to Chanute and return.

• Fourteen veterans of the Civil War have died since last Memorial Day. The George H. Thomas post of the Grand Army of the Republic held its memorial service and tribute to the memory of these men Saturday.

• Ottawa will be alive with motorcycles next Saturday unless it rains and spoils the roads. About 150 motorcycles will leave Kansas City at 7 o’clock and start on a two-day endurance run to Chanute and return.

• Opportunities galore are staring at the boys and girls of the Franklin County schools this year and are just waiting to be snatched up by some enterprising corn grower, cook, or any other representative of the various contests. There are the anticipations of trips to Manhattan, to the Hutchinson State Fair and possibly Franklin County will have a representative in that special car of boys to be sent.

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