A Look Back in Time – 1950

70 Years Ago


June 15, 2020 - 10:22 AM

Richard Cook, a graduate of the University of Kansas school of pharmacy, will join his father, Gene, in the operation of Cook’s Rexall Pharmacy on the west side of the square. 


The widening of U.S. 59 from 18 to 22 feet from Iola to Humboldt got started this week. Today workmen are laying strips of a hot asphaltic mix, two feet wide, on each side of the old concrete pavement. The project includes the new approach to the Santa Fe viaduct, the new sweeping curve about a mile south of the viaduct, eliminating three former right angle turns, and a new approach to and through Humboldt.

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