Thursday, December 31, 2015

What's a Kilowatt in 1890

Okay, it's 1890, people are talking about electrical power and someone hears mention of a "kilowatt" and wants to know what that is. What do you tell them?

Sutton Register January 6, 1916

It's time to roll our resources for the weekly column in The Clay County News over to 1916, 1941, 1966 and 1991 newspapers.

Here's our first look at 1916 in Sutton as reported by F

Gold's Close-out Sale in Sutton - 1890

William Gold who went by "Billy" while operating his first store in Sutton held his Close-out sale as advertised here in The Sutton Register on July 4, 1890. Billy Gold ran this Sutton store for several years before moving to Lincoln where he opened a new store on the south side of "O" Street in downtown Lincoln - the largest Nebraska department store outside of Omaha.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Waddle Sutton TV Center

Who remembers this Sutton Business?

Just another of the many Mom & Pop businesses that once provided highly-personalized local goods and services now replaced, for the most part, by the big-name stores 30 to 125 miles away. We are the victims of a predatory merchandising model and trained to think it is a good thing.

1917 Sutton Business Directory

The Omaha business directory in 1917 included sections about towns in eastern Nebraska including Sutton. The following clipping has the list of Sutton businesses for that year.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Early Days of Clay County from the 1915 Sutton News

The Sutton News published a series of three articles about the early days of Clay County on August 6, 13 and 20 of 1915. The articles concentrated on the period up to the 1860's during the days of the overland trails and the pony express in the southwest corner of Clay County.

This article appeared in The Sutton News on August 6, 1915

Part Two of the article was in the August 13, 1915 issue of The Sutton News

The Sutton News published the final part of their three-part series on August 20, 1915.

Sutton's 65th Anniversary Celebration

Sutton Celebrated its 65th anniversary in 1939. They were marking the founding in 1874 when the formal and official certification as a town occurred.

This article appeared in The Sutton Register.