Courtesy of the Eddie Herrman Archives
1882-A meeting is held in Butler to try and persuade Dr. Lee of Kansas to build his insane asylum here.
1895-The new Bank of Merwin opens with Asa Rosier, president; J. W. Hartman, vice-president; and Capt. J. C. Martin, cashier. They are awaiting the 8,000 pound, burglar-proof safe they’ve ordered.
1907-The masquerade party at the Armory Hall is a success. Butler. (Second floor of current Corner Hardware building).
1914-Bert Claunch has purchased the Square Deal Meat Market from W. J. Bullock and will take charge the 19th.
1918-The Hume branch of the National Surgical Dressing Committee makes its 6th shipment of 1,367 pieces.
1920-The American Clothing House, The Daylight Store, is having a New Spring Goods Sale, up to 20% off. (Present day Palace Building, first floor).
1935-The Butler City Council instructs City Marshal Ross Williams to stop all children under age 16 from driving cars on Butler streets.