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RILEY COUNTY RAMBLINGS – 100 YEARS AGO
From the Manhattan Republic June 9, 1908:
The Story of the FloodHow the Water Came Up and Where it Came From -- Damage in Country Not Yet Known.
(Note: The channel of the Blue River was changed by this flood to essentially its present 2008 location. Pottawatomie County voted to build a new bridge over the Blue in late June 1908.)
From the Manhattan RepublicJune 12, 1908:
Happenings on the HillY.M.C.A. Building to Be Dedicated in Fall – Other College News. The Student’s Co-operative association met Monday and decided to begin building their new building at once. It will be built of brick or concrete blocks and will stand at Manhattan avenue and Moro street.
(Note: The new building built by the Student’s Co-operative Association now houses the Dusty Bookshelf in Aggieville. George Hopper was the contractor who built the building.)