Balloons and Exhibitions
Emporia News, June 25, 1869.
BALLOON ASCENSION. We are informed that arrangements have been made to send up a large balloon on the evening of the celebration, July 3rd. The balloon has been ordered.
WINFIELD COURIER, MARCH 20, 1874.
V. B. BECKETT, LOCAL EDITOR.
Township officers will be elected April 7th.
Quarles & Ferguson have raised the frame of their new barn.
J. P. Short has built a neat little office on his lot on Main street.
Remember the Cantata of Queen Esther next Monday and Tuesday evenings.
G. G. Grady's mammoth circus will exhibit in Winfield, April 8th. As this is the first circus to visit our city and county, our people should give it a generous reception.
AD: GRADY'S AMERICAN CIRCUS, AND GRAND FREE BALLOON ASCENSION!
This is the Most COMPLETE CIRCUS That has ever visited the West. MAMMOTH PAVILIONS! FOUR LADY GYMNASTS! 49 First Class Performers! THREE GREAT CLOWNS and a Grand Free Balloon Ascension Daily! Trained HORSES and DARING RIDERS!!
Grand Procession at 10 O'CLOCK A.M.
WILL EXHIBIT AT WINFIELD,
April 8th, 1874.
Come out everybody and visit this Grand Combination.
ADMITTANCE, 50 CENTS. Children under ten, half price.
[MORE PERSONALS: WINFIELD COURIER, MARCH 20, 1874.]
We are under many obligations to Bros. Ludlow & Davidson of the Oxford Enterprise for favors received. The Enterprise is a good paper and has a good office and well merits the support which it has so far received from the good people of our neighboring city of Oxford.
The Grand Balloon ascension. From C. G. Grady's circus grounds April the 8th at this place will be one of the most grand and terrific affairs ever witnessed on this continent. A man will hang by his toes from the balloon at a distance of one mile from the ground.
[WALNUT VALLEY FAIR.]
SEPTEMBER 18, 1879.
Walnut Valley Fair
Opens at Winfield Fair Grounds on Sept. 30, '79,
Grand Railroad Excursion.
The Cowley, Sumner and Fort Smith railroad will bring in large excusion trains loaded with visitors to celebrate the opening of their road to Winfield.
A GRAND BARBECUE
will be given on the fair grounds on that day, free to the immense crowd that is expected. Toasts and speeches will be in order. Complete arrangements have been made to insure complete success and general enjoyment. Each day of the five days of the fair will have special attractions in trials of speed and in various other ways. On Thursday, the fourth day of the fair,
GOVERNOR J. P. ST. JOHN
will deliver the occasional address. One of the attractions of the occasion will be the
It will be the largest baloon in the world, sixty-five feet in diameter and ninety feet in height. It is secured at a very large expense, and the proprietor will come with it from Chicago and superintend the ascension. The day is not yet definitely fixed, but probably Tuesday or Wednesday. It will certainly come off one day of the fair. The officers and managers have worked faithfully, and have left nothing undone to make this fair the grandest affair that ever come off in the
Let everybody turn out and have a grand old time. Arrangements will be made if possible for a free excusion from the fair grounds to Wichita and return on the same day during the fair, possibly Tuesday or Wednesday.
[HARVEY TOWNSHIP ITEMS.]
Winfield Courier, June 23, 1881.
The people of Box City and neighborhood are determined to celebrate the Fourth of July at home this year. George Savage was called to the chair and S. Neer appointed secretary. The committee fixed near the Hickman crossing on Grouse; this location is beautiful and commodious. Elder Thomas and Mr. McDermot have agreed to speak on that occasion. Vocal music will intersperse the various exercises of the day. Wheelbarrow and sack races, croquet, etc., will among the exercises to enliven the occasion. Last, but not least, will be the ascension of a mammoth Caloric balloon from the ground during the afternoon.