June 7, 2017
You are reading “Our Past Is Present” from the Geary County Historical Society.
On June 14 of 1900, the public was invited to inspect their new Court House. The following invitation appeared in the local newspaper as follows:
“The Junction City Commercial Club invites you to inspect your new Court House and has prepared the following general program:
9:00 AM-2:00 PM inspect the Court House
2:00 PM there will be a dedication address by Judge O.L. Moore
2:30 PM there will be a band concert and speeches at the City Park
Everybody come out and have a good time. Per order of the Committee.
Well, that was the plan. However this dedication was postponed by the Commercial Club and the County Commissioners after consulting with each other and concluding that since the wheat harvest would be in full operation during mid and late June, a better date to invite people to see the new Court House would be July 4th. This would attract more people and not interfere with the wheat harvest.
We have a picture of the Court House being built at our Museum. The picture is hanging on the wall on the first floor of the Museum. Stop by and see it and other displays when you have a few minutes or a few hours. We are open from 1 until 4 every day Tuesdays through Sundays. We would love to show you around and hear your stories about Geary County.