Eudora News and

Starting today we resume a feature on Eudorareporter.comThis 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 May 6-12:


May 1977, 35 years ago

A tornado struck southern Douglas County, which destroyed several homes.


May, 1966, 46 years ago

A grand-opening is held for the Eudora Launderette. This laundry mat contained the town’s first Dollar Bill “Changer”, air conditioning, and a hair dryer.


May, 1953, 59 years ago

An 18-foot long house trailer was on sale for $350.00 at De Soto at the Dew Drop Inn.


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.

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