As Published - August 1944
August 1944 (Vol. 13, No. 3), page 205.
Transcribed by lhn;
digitized with permission of the Kansas Historical Society.
Victor Murdock has featured the following Kansas historical subjects in his column regularly appearing in the Wichita (Evening) Eagle: "Changes in Local Custom Showing in Celebration of the First Day of the Year," January 1, 1944; "Fabrics To Be Found on the Early Prairie. in Wool and in Cotton," January 4; "Spot Where Wichita Is Gave a Hint of Future To Some Wayfarers Here," January 5; "Lively Wichita Debate in the Frontier Time Over the Ox and Mule," January 6; "Experience of a Pioneer Whose Wagon Mired Down To the Hubs in the Middle of Main Street [Wichita] Seventy-Four Years Ago," January 7; "Wichita's Sister City Across the Red River-Denison, North Texas," January 8; "Among the Innovations Marking Community's Infancy Were the Reaper, the Sewing Machine, the Breech-Loading Gun and the Carbon Light," January 10; "Lost on the Prairies [in Haskell County] Four Days and Nights During Blinding Storm," January 11; "Episode Up the River From Site of Wichita an International Event [Dispute Involving Mexico, Texas and the United States in 1843]," January 12; "Colcohoun Who Waited For Seven Long Years To Thank His Benefactor," January 13; "Old Memorandum Book of Mr. [T. J.] Peter Who Built the First Railroad [Santa Fe] Here," January 14; "Four Tests of Wichita That Came To Community in Its Very First Era," January 15; "Letter From Mr. Lincoln To Old Friend in Kansas Previous to Nomination," January 17; "Fondness Lincoln Felt For Railroad Travel Shown in Kansas Trip," January 18; "First Railroad Plan For Covering Kansas Missed Site of Wichita," January 20; "Old [Santa Fe] Time-Table Folder That Was Brightened Up With Touches of Humor," January 21; "Brother of Tecumseh, Prophet of Shawnees, Who Died in Kansas," January 22; "Switch From Coal Oil That Came To Country With Coming of Kerosene," January 24; "Early Knowledge Here of Refining Processes With Crude Petroleum," January 25; "Terms in Oil Industry Prairie People Owed To the Pennsylvanians," January 26, and "Experience of Pioneer [T. C. Henry] Handling Winter Wheat in the Early Seventies," January 31.
The history of the Anthony schools was reviewed in a three-column article in a special school edition of the Anthony Republican, August 24, 1944. The public school system was inaugurated in Anthony in 1879.