Courtesy of the Eddie Herrman Archives
1841–Bates County is officially organized.
1856-Joseph Smith is the new postmaster at Pleasant Gap.
1880-Robert Leech, one of the originators of the town of Mulberry, gives 2.2 acres for expansion of the town.
1886-Charles Denny is back in the grocery business, after rebuilding his East Side location, which was destroyed by fire on November 16, 1885.
1929-Bates County sheriff A. C. Hartley thwarts a jail break when he finds two window bars sawed through.
1945-Carl J. Henry, of Butler, is named chariman of the Bates County drive for the new state constitution.