Courtesy of the Eddie Herrman Archives
1870-The nearly completed bridge over the Marais Des Cygnes river, Southwest of Butler, goes into the river because of a landslide.
1884-Robert McWade as Rip Van Winkle, at the Walton Opera House is superb.
1900-In the general election in the 6th district, David A DeArmond defeats Samuel W Jurden and W O Atkenson. DeArmond is from Butler.
1919-Indexed with the Rand-McNally Missouri map is the town of Culver, with a population of two.
1928-Lucetta P Cobb is elected Bates County Superintendent of Schools.
1945-The Butler City Council signs a contract with Grover Gilbert for a parcel of land, on North US 71, for a future airport.