Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Mark Hebert

Yesterday's Phillips County News Memories for July 27, 2016


Courtesy Photo

Young Cowboys, Cowgirls get riding trophies...First place winners receiving trophies at the Boots and Saddles Day Sunday are, left to right, Diana Robinson, Vicki Oxarart, Van Truman, Bim Oxarart, Allie Olsen, Pattie Sue Smith, Greg Oxarart and Mike Adams. Greg Oxarart was high-point boy and Patti Smith was high-point girl for total points accumulated on May 29 and July 24. (Feigel Photo, 1966.)

100 years ago

July 27, 1916

GN Bridge catches fire

The Great Northern bridge on eand a half miles east of Vandalia caught fire last Saturday shortly after No. 1 passed over it and the center of the bridge was entirely destroyed. A freight train was rushed to the fire but too late to save the rest of the bridge. Numbers 4, 224, and the local freight were held up at Hinsdale until early Sunday morning and No. 28 was sidetracked at Vandalia. The fire was supposed to have started from the live coals in ashes dumped from No. 1.

75 years ago

July 24, 1941

Aluminum collections started

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