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Jim: News from 89 years ago
These appeared in the June 27, 1922 News
Mr. Diddle Brings the Chautauqua to Town
Mr. Ed Diddle, a native of this county, who has been with the White & Myers Chautauqua since 1914, and at this time is the platform manager, was here all last week. He is very popular with the chautauqua people and has made good from the start...
He met a large number of his old friends last week, and when he left he promised to be back next year with a better program, if possible, than the one rendered last week...
(Without a doubt, young Mr. Diddle made the promise in good faith and with a clear conscience, but alas, he never fulfilled it. Just a few months later, he gave up a promising future with the Chautauqua to heed the siren song of coaching.)
The Travels of C.A. Walker
Last Thursday afternoon Mr. C.A. Turner, who lives in Glenville, this county, and who is now eighty-seven years old, came into the News office, and from him we gathered the following story which came into his life when he was quite a young man. It has never been in print, and will be read with interest:
In 1858 he left Kentucky for the purpose of locating in Missouri, but about one year after landing in that State the gold fever broke out in Pike's Peak and he left Missouri in 1859 for that place with a view of mining for gold. He did not reach for the reason he met en route a party of men who were employed by the government to haul goods from Nebraska City to Salt Lake City, and he joined them at a salary of forty dollars per month to drive across the plains. The men who employed him were known a firm: Russell, Major & Waddle. [In 1861, these three gentlemen secured their place in history by creating the wildly famous, financially disastrous, and short-lived Pony Express.]
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