During the two years in which Judge Davis has filled the office of probate judge, he has issued 267 marriage licenses, and in that time, he has united in marriage ninety-three couples. Pretty good two-years' work. The Garnett Review, pg 4.
An Automobile traveler passing through this city Saturday attracted considerable attention. He run up to McEwen's store and charged the tank with gasoline. He and his machine drew a crowd of sight-seers. He went from this place to Iola. The Garnett Republican-Plaindealer and The Anderson County Republican, pg. 1.
A well known Garnett man found it necessary a few days ago to lay aside his good clothes, put on a dirty ragged suit and clean up some machinery at his place of business. When he went home and was entering the front gate he met a tramp coming out. The tramp mistook him for one of his kind and said, “There’s no use to go in there pard, that’s the meanest white woman living”. Garnett Journal-Plaindealer, pg 6.
Did you know there were over 100 schools in Anderson County at one time? Schools were place across the county no more than 6 miles apart as most students either walked to school, rode horseback or went by wagon. The county population was much larger and in 1880 the county had a population of between 15,000 and 16,000 residents. This meant every square mile of Anderson County had approximately 27 people living in it. The number is double to what it is today. Reason for this population was the county population was more rural as large families were needed to farm without today's modern farming equipment.