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The March 28, 1925, edition of the Hannibal Courier-Post was in actuality a celebration of photography. Not action photography, as we are accustomed to today, but rather studio photography.

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In 1891, under the conditions set out by the Civil Service Act, government jobs in Washington, D.C., were to be filled on a pro-rata representation basis, divided among the states. Also, the j…

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In 1925, John H. Totsch, long-time justice of the peace for Mason Township, Marion County, Missouri, told a Quincy Daily Journal reporter a story that he had repeated many times before: On Val…

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During the cold of winter, February 1887, a “mad” dog created quite a stir on the O’Connor farm, located on the state road just to the west of Mount Zion Church in Miller Township, Marion County, Mo.

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In his 87th year, during the final month of 1894, retired tanner and merchant Robert D. Brewington of Hannibal, Mo., professed to the Hannibal Courier-Post that he was the oldest living Odd Fe…

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In late May 1910, Dr. Edna Day, head of the home economics department at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Mo., invited Miss Dora Battson, principal of the Training School for Nurses in Col…

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In 1937, Peter L. Korschgen was working as a pipe fitter for Citizens Gas Company. Fred Hoag was bartending for H.J. Schweitzer at 127 N. Main. Also, there was a vacant building at 203 N. Main…

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In 1937, Peter L. Korschgen was working as a pipe fitter for Citizens Gas Company. Fred Hoag was bartending for H.J. Schweitzer at 127 N. Main. Also, there was a vacant building at 203 N. Main…

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“When choosing a suit, the editors of the Men's Togs Catalog of 1910 cautioned buyers: 'In selecting a fashion … careful consideration should be given to the fact that extreme novelty styl…

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“When choosing a suit, the editors of the Men's Togs Catalog of 1910 cautioned buyers: 'In selecting a fashion … careful consideration should be given to the fact that extreme novelty styl…

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The home of the Rev. J.H. Jackson, 511 N. Fifth, Hannibal, Mo., was burglarized the evening of Thursday, Aug. 18, 1898, and a collection of jewelry was stolen, including an opera chain and som…

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The home of the Rev. J.H. Jackson, 511 N. Fifth, Hannibal, Mo., was burglarized the evening of Thursday, Aug. 18, 1898, and a collection of jewelry was stolen, including an opera chain and som…

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When 30-year-old James Porter Allen of Hannibal accepted a position as substitute letter carrier in 1901, the tailors at a uniform company went to work in order to provide him with appropriate…

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When 30-year-old James Porter Allen of Hannibal accepted a position as substitute letter carrier in 1901, the tailors at a uniform company went to work in order to provide him with appropriate…

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John J. Bowles and his brother-in-law, James P. Traynor, partnered circa 1892 in a business venture on Hannibal's North Main Street.

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John J. Bowles and his brother-in-law, James P. Traynor, partnered circa 1892 in a business venture on Hannibal's North Main Street.

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For some 91 years — beginning at the end of the Civil War — the Nerlich family operated a grocery/hardware business on the southwest corner of Market and Arch streets in an area of Hanniba…

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For some 91 years — beginning at the end of the Civil War — the Nerlich family operated a grocery/hardware business on the southwest corner of Market and Arch streets in an area of Hanniba…

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On a late August night in 1892 — near midnight — Ella Lilly Van Evercooren was awaiting her husband, August, expected in Hannibal aboard night train from Denver. Staying with her at the Va…

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On a late August night in 1892 — near midnight — Ella Lilly Van Evercooren was awaiting her husband, August, expected in Hannibal aboard night train from Denver. Staying with her at the Va…

Editor's note: Nov. 23 was the anniversary of the event described in the following story contributed by award-winning Louisiana journalist, author and public relations professional Brent Engel…