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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 July 13 to July 18:
July 15, 1999, 15 years ago
Eudora was ranked fourteenth in the state for the fastest growth. Between 1990 and 1999, Eudora’s population increased 24.2 percent, or 732 people.
July 17, 1974, 40 years ago
The Eudora 13-year-old Babe Ruth team took first in the Jayhawk League Babe Ruth Tournament. Eudora beat DeSoto 17-4 for the win.
July 16, 1936, 78 years ago
Approximately 115 chickens were stolen from area henhouses. Noel Griffin reported 90 of his chickens had been stolen and that same night the S.H. Davis henhouse reported 25 stolen chickens. The thief made off with about $50 worth of chickens (not adjusted for inflation).
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.