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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 July 1 – July 7:
July 1, 1992, 20 years ago
The Eudora News reported that three students from Sancta Maria School, who were middle school students, came in fifth in the nation for miming an interpretation in Washington D.C on the Plains Indians. These students were Ryan Fulks, Molly Mersmann, and Rose Shopen.
July 4, 1866, 146 years ago
The local Delaware Indian Tribe was forced to sign a treaty with the federal government which required all remaining Delaware Indians in the region to become US citizens or vacate their properties and be removed to a new Reservation in the Indian Territory (in what is now Oklahoma). Some Delaware Indians remained, most relocated to their new Reservation.
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.