Thursday, July 27, 2023

Rich Hill Mining Review July 1930 Jubilee Celebration

Rich Hill Mining Review July 1930 Jubilee Celebration


Rich Hill is expected to Entertain Thousands of Visitors to the Jubilee Celebration Next Week.

The city wishes to make a request of everybody in Rich Hill to clean up their premises and mow the grass and weeds both on their properties and the street in front. It is asked that this be done at once. The city is devoting every energy to getting the streets cleaned up and the paved street dressed up and ask the people to help get things in shape. The oil and gravel will be here Wednesday to finish the centers and shoulders of the paved streets. 

All businessmen are asked to put their trash into wire holders to burn in the backyards instead of loose as many do. A look at the paper on the streets will show the necessity of this. Looking it over for addresses one often finds paper in the gutter in front of the store that had been put out of the back door at the very place found. These Merchants would not think of throwing it into the street but in an hour it is often there. 

One of the weakest things about the appearance of Rich Hill is that the store windows are not lighted at night. If the merchants would light their windows from now until after the HomeComing most of them would find that it pays so well that they would continue the practice. The few who do find that it pays.

Sections of Park avenue will be closed for a few hours at a time this week while the centers and the shoulders are being finished, and during this time people will be asked to park on other streets and around the park. The officers say that the only trouble they are having with people parking at the curb is people who live right here in town, and in some cases they try to get hard boiled about it. It may be possible that trying to relieve congestion is wrong, but the officers feel that the home people should help them.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

"Rich Hill Mo". spoon bowl.

 This e-mail was sent to Mayor Rich on 

Date: Thu, Feb 10, 2022 at 11:26 PM

My name is Dan Pierson and I am a metal detector hobbyist.  I'm in Denver Colorado and I live just behind the site of the Loretto Heights College that was opened as a Catholic boarding school for young girls in 1891.  Sadly, over the years the school grounds have changed hands several times and the area is slated for redevelopment into residential units.  The group of hobbyists I belong to made a deal with the developers that allowed us to detect on their grounds so long as we donated any historical artifacts to them for a display in the future.  The attached newsletter from my city councilman has an article on the last page that details some of our activities before the pandemic hit. 


What does this all have to do with you?  One of the items we found was this spoon bowl.  After some hours of cleaning we were finally able to decipher the engraving on it and it says "Rich Hill Mo".  I thought you might be interested in seeing it and perhaps could shed some light on its history.  Perhaps when spoons like this were produced?  Do you know any families that might have sent a daughter out west between 1890 and the 1920's.  Based on the age of other objects found near the spoon we don't think it was later than 1930.


Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you,


Dan Pierson


Thursday, October 13, 2022

Grand Six Round Glove Contest {Bill Printed in 1887 Rich Hill Review}

 Grand Six-Round Glove Contest

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Rich Hill Bandstand West Park 1907 Stormy January

 Rich Hill Bandstand West Park 1907 Stormy January Day

Sunday, January 3, 2021

1951 Mining Review article on the first fourth of July in Rich Hill

 Fourth of July celebrations are not new in Rich Hill. Rich Hill has celebrated yearly since 1881 except during World War I and World War II. The first celebration was held on the block on the North side of Walnut Street, just east of the railroad tracks.

A hotel was located where the Paris Woodall home now stands. Heavy timbers were hauled in to make shelter tents because there were no trees at that time to provide shade.
Each year the committees try to make the celebration better than the preceding one and this year is no exception. These celebrations are really rich hills annual homecoming days for people traveling great distances to meet their friends here.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Roger Moore Picture of the Old Hatchery at 6th and Maple

Thank you  Roger Moore for the picture of the old hatchery  at 6th and Maple

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Picture of the 1937 Football Team out of (The 1938 Yearbook)

 1937 Football Team

  1. Row - Left to Right Schwamb, Williams, Isaacson, Captain Boughan, E. Gilmore, Jennings,
  2. Row Left to Right Stoddard, Rhodes, Heinlen, Basore, Hough, V. Fix, Pearson , Hume
  3. Row Left to Right W. Gilmore, Woodfin, Durst, Bradley, J, Fix, Boyd, Westerhold.
  4. Row Left to Right Assistant Couch Woody, Sponaugle, Northrup, McMombs, McCaroll, Fisher, Chick, Coach Ertz