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This Week in Eudora History, will take a look back at some of the people, places and events, that shaped the history of this fine community. We will look at “the week that was” from times past.  This feature will appear online every Sunday.


For the dates of August 26 – September 2:

August 28, 1924, 88 years ago

The Eudora Weekly News announces the 23rd Annual CPA Picnic will be held on September 3rd, 1924. Attractions will include a large steam-engine powered marry-go-round and a speech by Ben Paulen, the Republican candidate for the 1924 Gubernatorial Election of Kansas.


August 28, 1947, 65 years ago

Herbert Weidensaul returned from a cruise with the KU Naval Unit to Hawaii and Alaska for training. Herbert was one of the few who came back with great grades and no demerits.


August 28, 1966, 46 years ago

The Eudora News reported that The Nottingham School opened. Today, part of the building holds the Eudora History Museum.


August 27, 1998, 14 years ago

The Eudora Weekly News reported that Sonic is under construction on 15th and Church Street in Eudora, and will shortly open for business.

Compiled from the Glenn Wineinger Newspaper collection at the Eudora Area Historical Society

Thanks to Catherine Fulks, an 8th grade student from Eudora for her work in compiling this feature. The Eudora Area Historical Society operates the Eudora Community Museum which is located in the former Nottingham Elementary School at 14th and Church Street. For more information about the Eudora Area Historical Society, you can find them on the City of Eudora’s website or check them out on Facebook.

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