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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 8 to June 14:
June 9, 2005, 9 years ago
Caleb Hines competed in the first annual Kansas Junior High School Rodeo Association finals at Whitewater. Hines competed in the chute dogging event and was the only contestant to successfully “dog” all three steers, winning him the state championship title.
June 13, 1975, 39 years ago
The Eudora Rockets slo-pitch team opened their season with a 11-2 win. Sherrie Smith was the winning pitcher and runs were scored by Mary Lou Strong, Stacy Massey, Kim Scherer, and Annette Trefz, just to name a few.
June 12, 1908, 106 years ago
The Flood of 1908 disrupts town business and causes widespread damage across the region. The flood is one of the biggest Eudora had ever faced up to that point in history, estimated to cause hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.
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.