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Callaway Memories

by Anakin Bush | May 20, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.
Photo courtesy the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society Herndon & Harris "City Drug Store," 2nd building from NW corner of 5th on Court Street. Godfrey's Gallery was above the drug store. Peter Godfrey is believed to be to the left of the camera, facing forward and wearing a top hat.

150 years ago (1873)

(From advertisement). Go to Godfrey's Gallery. Photographs are made equal to any in north Missouri

and the most beautiful. Porcelain Pictures as cheap and as good as they can be had anywhere. A few

copies of photographic marriage certificates still on hand. Special pains taken with children and in

copying. Located over Herndon & Harris' Drug Store.

125 years ago (1898)

Auxvasse Review Tidbits. The deepest hole in the earth is at Schaldeback, Germany. It is 5,785 feet deep

and is for geological research only. The greatest cavern is Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. It is 10 miles long

and requires 150 miles of travel to explore all of it. The longest stretch of railway without a curve is 211

miles from Buenos Ayres to the foot of the Andes. The largest history ever published is "The War of the

Rebellion." The books occupy 30 feet of shelf room and weigh 500 pounds.

100 years ago (1923)

Auxvasse High School Commencement. The class of 1923 is the largest that has graduated, being

composed of ten boys and twelve girls, as follows: John Huddleston, Herbert Huddleston, Ira Wilkes,

Jefferson Hatcher, Joe Bryan, Francis Jenkins, Bartley Stokes, Robert Cowan, Elisha Owen, Donald Pierce,

Edith Satterfield, Sarah Davis, Martha Cowan, Anna Tuttle Davis, Laverta Maupin, Hilda Huddleston,

Gladys Meyer, Eula Smith, Mary Noyey, Jane Martin, Helen Campbell and Julia Kemp. The eighth grade

graduation will be held at the school auditorium on May 17th. The Baccalaureate sermon will be

preached at the Baptist church on May 13, by Rev. R. L. Armstrong. Commencement exercises will be

held at the High School Auditorium on May 18th


Fire Brick Company Putting Up New Building. Excavating work has begun at the factory of the Fulton Fire

Brick Company for a new dry house, which is to be one story high and 60 x 200 feet in size, will be

completed in about 90 days. Brick and cement made by the company will be used in the construction.

The new building will stand west of the main buildings of the present plant but will not extend out to

Westminster Avenue. The completion of the new building will increase the capacity of the plant from

155 to 190 tons/ day. Labor to man the addition will be helped with the erection of new houses by the

company. The company is running at maximum capacity due in part to the railroads not buying

locomotive fire box linings during the railroad strike last year. They are replenishing now and this makes

the demand which necessitates the new addition to the factory.

75 years ago (1948)

Three students who earned a part of their high school credits through service in the armed forces will

receive their diplomas at the FHS commencement. They are Joe Donald Carrington, Walter Arthur

Lederle and Edward Allen Bales. Bales, a sergeant, is still in the Army Engineers Corps and is stationed in

the Canal Zone. Carrington, overseas for a year, served with the paratroopers and worked in an office in

Japan. He is now out of service and working at the Harbison-Walker plant. Lederle, has received his

discharge and is working in Mexico.

50 years ago (1973)

Brown School will close this week for about the 110th time since it first opened. This closing, however,

will be different from the rest- it won't be opened again next fall. Brown School is one of the last of the

one-room rural schools in Callaway County. An order from the State Department of Education stated

this will be the last year rural schools could operate. Next year, Brown's 37 pupils will be in the Fulton

School system. The graduation ceremony will be sad, the five eighth graders agreed. "I wish this school

would stay open for high school," Cindy Freeman said. "The teacher and kids I am going to miss the

most. We won't be able to talk to the teachers like we do with Mrs. Martin. She will listen to us." Mrs.

Ruby Martin teaches grades 3-8. In a classroom sprinkled with "Yes, Ma'ams" and "Thank yous," it is

obvious she occupies a special place with her students. "She is more than just a teacher, she is a friend,"

said Renee Stack, who has had Mrs. Martin for a teacher the past four years. "She goes out on the

playground and plays baseball with the boys," said Jimmy Arrowhead. Mrs. Martin's philosophy of

education includes mutual respect. Tacked on the front wall of the room are two class mottos, "Courtesy

is contagious" and "Keep your temper, nobody wants it." In her ten years of teaching, she has had very

few major discipline problems. Her gift to the graduates was a trip to Six Flags. Mrs. Martin will teach

sixth grade at Carver next year.

25 years ago (1998)

(From caption of a photo). Devin Chandler, Prairie Hill Farm of Hatton, sells garden-fresh salad greens

and radishes to the Craighead family at the Fulton Farmers' Market in the Market Street parking lot.

Farmers from the area opened the market and began selling seasonal produce thirteen years ago. The

market opens in May and runs through October. For more info, contact Leroy Peneston of Auxvasse.

FHS students competed successfully at the State Music Festival in Columbia. The following students

received Superior (1) ratings. Ryan Caldwell, vocal and bassoon solos; Reece Rose, vocal; Chris Ramsey

and Jeremy Ball, euphonium; Josh Myers, trumpet; Jimmy Speek, tuba; Tuba Trio-Tim Davies, Michael

Maddock and Jimmy Speek; Brass Sextet- Tom Branch, Tim Davies, John Loyd, Josh Myers, Chris Ramsey,

Tom Tenney; Brass Sextet- Chris Draffen, Trisha Gibony, Kenna Jackson, Carl Sweezer, Jeremy Ball,

Jimmy Speek; Snare Drum Quartet- Trevor Craghead, David Simmons, Jeremy Washington, Brandon

Tiefenauer; Mixed Woodwind Quintet- Lindsey Duncan, Becky Cruce, Katie Niles, Ryan Caldwell and Tom

Tenney. The annual Spring Vocal Concert will Thursday and the Spring Band Concert will be held Friday.

Both performances will be held in Champ Auditorium on the Westminster Campus.

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