1910 Miscellaneous Facts
Kearney Daily Hub, Dec. 29, 1910
Boys Industrial School – music program
– cantata performed at Opera House
Cars – start by cranking – dangerous –
George H. Downing injured – Car backfired, crank kicked and
hit his right arm, breaking it above wrist
Sugar Beets – American Beet Sugar in
Grand Island relied on beets grown in Buffalo County since
not many were grown in Hall County.
Grew best in the Platte
River valley. Expected about 700 acres in 1910. Farmers
could expect $35 –50 per acre profit.
In 1908 Japanese and Korean
migrant workers were used to cultivate the beets.
Section Men Search for Child
Union Pacific Officials Thought Him Lost From No. 21.
A boy was riding UP west from Grand
Island in care of Railroad officials.
On the train when it
arrived in Kearney and when it left.
On at Watson’s Ranch
Not on when the train left
Section men from Kearney,
Watson’s Ranch & the division east of Kearney searched.
Could not find him.
Late afternoon telegraph to
Kearney from Elm Creek – boy’s father met him there so he