the world as it was THEN....
~ Circa 1903 ~ OTHER Fun Facts:
- Feb. 16, 1903---Cole arrives on a train at Kansas City, Missouri, where he meets his niece and nephew, Harry and Nora Younger Hall. The trio takes another train to Lee's Summit that same day. Cole is finally home, for the first time in nearly twenty-seven years. He will spend the next few months meeting up with old friends and relatives.Cole telephones Frank James at a Kansas City Buckskin Bill Wild West Show, owned by H. E. Allott. Cole will end up serving as the show's manager, with Allott as assistant manager, and Frank as arena manager. The show's name is changed to 'The Great Cole Younger and Frank James Historical Wild West Show.' Early 1904---Cole and Frank return to their families in Missouri.
- Henry Ford founds Ford Motor Co.
- Orville and Wilbur Wright take the first test flight in their plane at Kitty Hawk, NC
- The first World Series is held, Boston vs. Pittsburgh
- Carrie Nation officially changed her name to “Carry,” saying it meant "“Carry A Nation for Prohibition.” When her autobiography was published, she made enough money to buy a house in Kansas City, Kansas, to shelter the wives and mothers of drunkards.
- Samuel Clements ~ Last visit to Hannibal, May 29, 1902 to June. Handed out graduation diplomas to Hannibal High School graduating class. On to Columbia, Missouri, to receive honorary Doctorate Degree from University of Missouri. Helped dedicate Eugene Field House in St. Louis (Tom Sawyer published in 1876) Samuel L. Clemens aka: Mark Twain, was born when Halley's Comet was in the skies. He died during the comet's return 74 years later. In between, Clemens traveled the world and had many experiences as he passed from typesetter to river pilot, prospector, newspaper reporter, lecturer, author, publisher, businessman and family man.
1902 "In the Good Old Summertime" by George Evans
1903 "The Burning of Rome" by E.T. Paull ...
~ 1910 the Disney Family moves to Kansas City.
June 8, 1917 ~ Walt graduates from Benton High School. the family moves to KC.