Looking Back


100 years ago

May 8, 1914

Last Saturday evening about 7 o’clock the Shriners’ special from California, heralding its approach by a calliope whistle installed on one of the baggage cars, passed through our city on its way to Atlanta, Georgia, where the special carried a ten million dollar band, and four cars of fruits and wines. The whole train with its glare of light seemed a scene of perfect merriment. The Californians are attempting to secure the Imperial Council for San Francisco in 1915. The merry-makers found no burning sands in Wyoming, but plenty of moisture due to a weeks rain....

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