Column published April 24, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
100 Years Ago
"J.O. Tinsley has sold the fine Dix farm of 200 acres, twelve miles southwest of Mexico to H. Johnson of Delhart, Texas, for $70 an acre. Mr. Johnson will move to Mexico with his family to reside next spring and The Ledger joins our people generally in extending to him a cordial welcome."
50 Years Ago
"The Highway 54 underpass in southeast Mexico will be constructed during the 1964 fiscal year beginning July 1, according to the tentative construction program approved by the Missouri State Highway Commission, and announced today from Jefferson City. The relocation of Highway 54 within the city will include 1.1 mile of pavement and underpass, from Liberty St. near Rawlings south under the Wabash and GM&O railroads and west on the Boulevard to S. Clark St.
25 Years Ago
"Missouri Military Academy and author Leta Hodge will officially introduce the Academy's centennial history book, 'Soldiers, Scholars, Gentlemen: The First 100 years,' at a tea to be held May 1 in Stribling Hall. Many elements contributed to the school's success, culminating in its being cited by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the nation's 65 Exemplary Private Schools in 1986 – the only military school to be so honored, said Mrs. Hodge."
10 Years Ago
"Though Earth Day was officially on Tuesday, Mexico is once again holding its annual celebration of the day on Saturday at Hardin Park. The main focus of the celebration, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, is the cleanup of the city of Mexico by local residents. More than a dozen individuals plus groups and organizations have signed up so far to clean up specific areas of the town. The city will provide trash bags and pick up collected refuse. Booths by businesses such as AmerenUE will be set up to provide information about environmental issues. The Farmer's Market and Garden Club will also be on hand to sell potted plants. Wildflower and sunflower seeds will also be freely given out."
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