19 October 2010

Amanuensis Monday - From Conway Springs Star & Argonia Argosy Files

The following is excerpted with permission from owner Dalice Cline, from the Conway Springs Star - Argonia Argosy - Thursday, July 22, 2010

Conway Springs Star - One Hundred Years Ago, July 1910

Grand Opening Concert
Conway Springs is building one of the nicest, most up-to-date band shells in this part of the country, Wichita not excepted.  It is very similar to the beautiful shell just completed in Winfield except our shell is 2 feet longer.  The opening concert will take place Friday evening, July 15, at 8 o'clock.

Hospital at Wellington
All preliminary matters pertaining to the securing of the Christ's hospital for Wellington now have been completed and the proposition is now up to the contractors.  Bids are being asked for.  This means that the hospital will in all probability be built some time this summer.

Extra force is on stringing the wires for the electric lights.
For Sale  - A good rubber tire buggy and a set of good heavy work harness.  See W. A. Wrightsman.
The Cattleman's Picnic will be held this year on August 9, 10, 11, 12.  They have a fine program which will consist of ball games, horse races, roping contests, band concerts and prizes for the best of most everything that grows.

We are enjoying now for the first time in this town the electric lights which sure makes the streets loom up.

Dr. McIlhenny
reports two new girls this week one at the home of John Burchinal last Friday and one at Dodie Adairs this morning.

From Argosy Files - Fifty Years Ago, July 1960

Looking back to July 1970 the latest addition to the Salter House Museum is a conversation piece to say the least.  It is an old switchboard from the now extinct Danville Rural Telephone office.  

Some of the telephone operators were Mrs. Jim Walls, Lulu Starr, Mrs. Charles Earnest, Mrs. Leo Drouhard, Victoria Simpson, Mrs. Walter McAdams, Mrs. Stella Mackey.  

The Danville Rural Telephone Company transferred to the dial system in 1961 selling that system to Kan-Okla Telephone Company.  This ended 56 years of service to the Danville Community.

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