Out of the past 7/25/10

Sunday, July 25, 2010

25 years ago: July 25, 1985

The final Missouri Pacific engine, box car and caboose lumbered over 2.2 miles of tracks between Frederick Street and the city's west end yesterday; the track is being abandoned by the railroad.

Lora Lee Eaker marks her 1,000th mile of swimming with a special breakfast for her fellow "Early Bird" swimmers at the Capaha Park pool; the day is also special for her, as she and her husband celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

50 years ago: July 25, 1960

A contract for a three-classroom steel building is let by the school board; the building will be erected on the Central High School campus on Whitener Street by the Perryville Steel Products Co.; the bid was $11,352; a permanent-type building, it will eventually be used for shop classes.

Street department crews are busy in the afternoon unplugging storm sewer openings and cleaning gravel away from flooded intersections after sudden downpours of rain caused flash floods around noon; the deepest water accumulated at Broadway and Caruthers Avenue, Independence Street and West End Boulevard, Independence and Pacific streets, and in the 1700 block of Bloomfield Street.

75 years ago: July 25, 1935

The exterior of a residence at 710 Broadway, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Al Meystedt and owned by Chris Bauer, is being painted in a cream color and trimmed in brown to correspond to the Bauer Bros. bakery building adjacent to the residence.

Mrs. C.R. Martins of Owens Apartments left yesterday for Washington, D.C., where she will assume her duties in the printing and engraving department of the U.S. Treasury; she formerly was Anita Coffer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Coffer.

100 years ago: July 25, 1910

The Jackson Gun Club has been revived; four members made the following scores recently: Henry Wagner, 19; Bob Russell, 17; John G. Putz, 15, and Sam McFarland, 11.

The steamer Stacker Lee opened the "sandbar season" yesterday by running its nose on a bar on the Illinois side of the river; after a short struggle, the boat released itself and proceeded more cautiously.

Featured in "Men of Affairs" is Judge J.H. Doris.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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