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Celebration Place Here Nov. 11, 1918 (Jcm. 22, 1959) enjoy reading of place in the old years gone by. We a clipping recently, Armistice Day in on Nov. 11, 1918, OVer 40 years ago. The written by a local to an outside daily following story: .istice Victory Cele. Mount Pulaski that 2:30 o'clock Monday 11, 1918, was con- the day. The bell was kept day by the willing women, and child- s the strokes began to the rope to keep SWinging without in- day grew older level to make arrange- 1 p.m. a monster in full swing. The and all manu- their doors. The place in the band- Militia Reserves, the Red Cross Chap- and paraded. A. Marohn, a Lutheran minister, in this country and is pastor of Lutheran Church by L. F. Fulwiler the township high the stand and told why he left Why he was glad to today, under the that was now His talk was enlightening and applause. Reserves, led by and Lt. Leigh an exhibition drill to behold, cheers of all the passed off with- The cele- continued on into for the Span- L was lifted here on the schools were to after every pupil an examination by on the beard of to the celebra- until Tuesday. EARLY 4th OF JULY DAYS ARE RECALLED Now that the year 1961 brings to Mount Pulaski the 125th an- niversary of the founding of the city, it is a good thing to think of years gone by and how the people observed various events of the times. Mount Pulaski was always known for the noteworthy events arranged by the citizens and carried-out in successful ways, attracting thousands of people to the old hill, who gath- ered in the public square and around the business section to listen to good programs and prominent speakers, many of them state officials of note. Of course the Semi-Centennial celebration of Mount Pulaski's founding in 1836, held on two days in the summer of 1886, was one of the great events of the city. The railroads and every means of transportation in those horse and buggy days, brought thousands of people to the old town. The meetings of the Lo- gan County Old Settlers' Ass'n. from the early 1870's, through many years, were also a great attraction in Mount Pulaski. The great Horse Shows were also not- able attractions. For a long period of time be- fore World War I, many cities and towns thruout the country would hold big 4th of July cele- brations in honoring the Declar- ation of Independence in 1776. Mount Pulaski was one of these towns, and the events were big Successes. In the earlier days the big noise started on the east side of IN FOODS -"- THE SIL-TENNIAL riME... J00EATURING... 1  DELICIOUS FRIED CHICKEN With That Home-Cooked Flavor -.SIL.'/'ENNIAL EDITION (Times.News, Mr. Pulmd IlL) THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1961 days and monster paraaes have taken the place of the usual events of years ago. WILLIS W. SNYDER ENTERED INTO PIANO BUSINESS IN 1913 Willis W. Snyder, well known to all Mt. Pulaskians, and pro- the public square when the an- vils were brought from the black- smith shops to the east side of the old court yard. Black powder was placed between them about 4 a.m., and the terrific noise would awaken everyone and give each an early start for the day. The usual programs of music and speeches were enjoyed, and the fireworks display at night. But during the day the constant prietor of Snyder's Moving Picture firing of firecrackers would put Theatre, recently embarked in the to shame the present TV West-lpiano business and occupies his erns. Celebrating the 4th of July I room on south side of the square has long been abandoned. I which he formerly used as a tail- For a number of years in Mt. tor shop. The room has been ar- Pulaski, the Fall Fiesta or Fes- ] tistically decorated with new wall rival with its programs of several  paper and paint, giving it a very AND ALL OTHER VISITORS DURING OUR SIL- TENNIAL CELEBRA'ffON ALL VISITORS are invited to stop in at our open house during the Sil-Tennial to view the fine facilities at our Legion Home and to relax for a few moments. We are proud of our Home, and will appreciate this opportunity to entertain the many who will come to Mount Pulaski during the Celebration. ', _ JUICY STEAKS... Ai. r" Tha, M., In Your Mouth lrONP::z L HyOE O H 0 URS ee uH ks i following, days and hours. FRIED SHRIMP . Tasty Salads TUESDAY thru FRIDAY  3 to 7 HAMBURGERS You'll Thrill To Sandwiches Of All Kinds SATURDAY, July 29 -- 1:00 to 2:00 -- 4:00 to 7..00 Ryman-Fuiten Post OON'S DINER No. 447 ROUTE 121 MOUNT PI i pleasing appearance. His fine stock of pianos is at- tracting a great deal of atten- tion and much favorable com. ment. The line is the Fuehr & Stemmer, and their instruments, perhaps new to this community, have a well merited reputation. The factory representative, who came here to be present at the grand opening of this new stock, was Albert Baumann, born and raised near Mt. Pulaski, and this fact will be of interest to our citizens. Mr. Snyder has at his store a big piano dealers' guide, which contains the many fav- orable comment of the Fuehr & Stemmer pianos. i i l