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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.
For the dates of January 6 – January 12:
January 8, 1998, 15 years ago
Barriers were in place and workers with BRB Contractors from Topeka began tearing down the 66 year old Wakarusa River bridge west of Eudora on Douglas County Road 442 (Old K-10). Douglas County officials have decided to replace the bridge because of a deteriorating deck, rusting, and a low truss system. The work is scheduled for completion by October.
January 7, 1953, 60 years ago
The Mutual Telephone Company of Eudora will begin a three year program of expansion and improvements, that when completed will have provided more than $10,000 in improved facilities. George Bartz, manager of the company, outlines the program to call for the expenditures of $8,500 during 1953 and 1954 and $1,500 in 1955.
January 10, 1908, 105 years ago
H. Hagenbuch in the Eudora Weekly News proclaimed: “I am prepared to kill your hogs and cattle, render your lard and make your sausage.”
Compiled from the Glenn Wineinger Newspaper collection at the Eudora Area Historical Society
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.