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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 June 29 to July 5:
July 1, 1926, 88 years ago
Chinch Bugs invaded the local corn crop after the wheat harvest. The pests caused a significant amount of damage to the crop but a heavy rain alleviated the situation.
July 5, 1956, 58 years ago
According to local wheat-elevator operators the 1956 wheat harvest set a new record for Douglas County. Estimates placed the county-wide average yield between 35 and 40 bushels per acre.
July 1, 1992, 22 years ago
Three local youths finished fifth in the nation at National History Day in Washington D.C. Ryan Fulks, Molly Mersmann, and Rose Shopen performed an interpretation of the plains Indians and the white men meeting and how that meeting changed their lives and shaped history.
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.