CRAWFORD COUNTY HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Minutes for the Sept. 12, 2017 Meeting of the Crawford County Historical and Genealogical Society.
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by President William Piper. A moment of silence was held followed by the pledge of allegiance to the flag.
A correction to the previous month’s minutes was made in regards to a donation for the Society for the purchase of bookcases, etc. It was stated the money had all been spent for these items but there is actually a $300.00 dollar balance left on this donation. The motion to approve was made by Louis Mitchell and seconded by Judy Faith.
Bill and Robin Piper are working on making magnets for a fund raiser.
Vice President, Stan Faith gave a speech/talk titled "What Time is it and Where are We?" which gave us a little bit of history on the earth and the universe, astronomical units, timelines, etc. This was very interesting and he promises to talk more on the subject.
Roberta Toby gave a report on the Veterans Memorial. The date of dedication is scheduled for Nov. 11, 2017 at 1:00 p. m. The latest bricks that were engraved have been placed at the Memorial by Koetter Construction. Bricks will continue to be sold and will be placed at later dates.
For the County Historian report, Roberta copied off a collection of Post Offices of Crawford County. There were over 200 pages that were brought to her attention by Rebecca Stetter. The book has been placed in the CCHGS headquarters building at English.
The money received from the Archives will be turned in at the next meeting.
Elaine Stephenson informed us that the Historical Marker at Leavenworth about Hines Raid has been taken down. Apparently someone checked out the information listed on it and it was decided that the information was incorrect. We need to check into this further; the Leavenworth marker in front of Stephenson’s store may have to be changed also.
Elaine also talked about a pamphlet on Leavenworth that she would like to produce.
Stan and Judy invited the members to a cookout on Oct. 21st at 5:00pm at their residence. Just bring a lawn chair and a covered dish.
There was no Treasurer or Secretary’s report other than the minutes, due to their absence.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:30. The next meeting will be Oct. 10, at 6:30.
Those attending were: Stan & Judy Faith, Roscoe Hooten, Louie Mitchell, Jim Kaiser, Bill & Robin Piper, Elaine Stephenson, Tina Jones, Roberta Toby, Clayton Blair and Mike Witt.