Our Town 125 and 100 Years ago: May, Part II
May 24, 2023
May, Part II
As of now, the Kentucky Derby was a big event in 1897. Typhoon II won the 23rd running followed by Ornament. Second place received a tidy sum of $700. A San Francisco millionaire made the front page for his arrest after spitting on the floor of a streetcar. A 12-year-old boy died in Waco, Texas when a severe wind, rain, and hailstorm blew several buildings from their foundations and damaged many others. In Asotin, Washington, a cloudburst sent a wall of water down into the valley that killed stock, wrecked houses, and washed out bridges and orchards. Whitehall was brimming with...