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4 Thursday, July 25, 2013 ww. tricountynews.mn Crossword ACROSS 1 Humpty's perch 5 -- out (relax) 8 Applaud 12 Others (Lat.) 13 Mrs. McKinley 14 Helper 15 Dracula's ilk 17 Nasty 18 Before 19 Fellows 20 Reject disdainfully 21 Quid pro -- 22 3, on the phone 23 Counterfeit 26 Spoke highly of 30 Met melody 31 Bliss 32 Italy's capital 33 "Oh, what a -- web we weave ..." 35 Underneath 36 Wrestling surface 37 Storefront sign abbr. 38 DJ's creation 41 Twosome 42 Ostrich's cousin 45 Tresses 46 Shortcircuits the ignition 48 Slave to crosswords? 1 2 3 12 15 18 23 24 25 3O 33 ||| 38 39 40 45 48 51 lm 6 7 26 41 22 37 ---..- 49 Joan of -- 9 Stead 50 Workbench 10 Jewish attachment month 51 Nays' 11 Teller's opponents partner 52 -- -jongg 16 Don of radio 53 12 months fame 20 Vast expanse DOWN 21 Marshes 1 Greet silently 22 Parched 2 Winged 23 Cudgel 3 Key -- pie 24 Man-mouse 40ni~e around link the track 25 Martini 5 Migratory. ingredient songbird 26 Spacecraft 6 Biblical compart- garden ment 7 Petrol 27 Scale 8 S'mores are member often cooked 28 Comedian over them Philips 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. 3 9 10 11 14 17 -I 27 28 29 32 -III 42 43 44 47 5O 53 29 Morning moisture 31 Lustrous black 34 Remiss 35 Forehead 37 Starsky's pal 38 Perlman of "Cheers" 39 Simple 40 Gold ~. digger's , place? 41 Nickelod- eon's explorer 42 Great Lake 43 Arizona city 44 Addict 46 Easter entree, often 47 Wall climber On-line ticketing/ parties Quarry Cinema has ALL-DIGITAL picture Daily Matinees Movie Hot Line (320) 685-7111 Despicable Me 2 $2 matinees at 10 a.m. Tues.-Wed., 7/30-31 "The Spongebob Squarepants Movie" Rubber stamps You can now order rubber stamps, seals and signs. Quick service, low prices and high quality. Stop by and take a look! 70 Main Street South Kimball 13201 398-5000 3 S I S3 H - W-ff ||| MOq 31,'10 03 S ||| Nun NV3 301 d V 9 H 0 0 I 0 0 d I N 3 0 3 III NV J_ V 908 ||| 3U3 INVA I 3 V 3 VM su!tu g :aLup, uoo, nloS sJaMsuV -- pmAcs'soz3 5.m~ -- Comp'iled by the Kimball Area Historical Society Forest City Stockade: More recollections of the early morningofSept. 4, 1862. ade had stood, land that once descendants of early settlers Mrs. Atkinson also tells this was owned by James B. Atkinson. Text from The Meeker REA Pio- story about her husband's father, The dedication of this monument neer, October 1975. Charles Hess Atkinson, son of was held June 16, 1956. The mon- Reprinted from the Tri-County James B. Charles was 7 years old ument was unveiled by James B. News Nov. 27, 2003. at the time of the attack on the Atkinson's great-great grandchil- James B. Atkinson was one of stockade. He remembers the dren Jolynn Atkinson and James the first permanent inhabitants of many teams of oxen and horses D. Atkinson III. Forest City. Mrs. James D. (Flossie) that came into Forest City carry- James B. Atkinson was one Atkinson, whose husband was a ing the early settlers and their pos- of the recognized heroes of the grandson of James B., told us some sessions. He remembers the chil- Indian outbreak of 1862. interesting things that had been dren were crying as they came to * * * * * * * passed down to her. find refuge in his father's hotel. What's ahead? Kimball Days, James B. Atkinson was born He also remembered that in that's what! Kimball Area Histor- in England. It is thought he was the evenings all the small chil- ical Society presents "Main Street about 17 years oldwhen he and his dren (and he was included in this Memories" celebrating Kimball's parents left England. They went to group) were put upstairs with two 127th year. Hope it's on your cal- Canada first, and then settled in women in charge, while the rest of endar. Friday, Aug. 9, "Supper in Pennsylvania. James decided to go the women helped the men pre- the Park" (Willow Creek Park Shel- west. Helefthisfamilyandcameto paring the ammunition. Charles ter) happens, including a delicious St. Anthony (Minneapolis) where never forgot the humiliation he felt hot beef on bun dinner with baked he purchased some land. Upon because he was included with the beans, cole slaw, chips, cake, bev- hearing about the promising area group of SMALL children, erage at a reasonable price. Sat- to the west, he came to Forest City During the attack on the stock- urday begins at Audrey's Coffee in 1855 and found it very favorable, ade, the cattle were driven off by Nook on Main Street with home- He decided that the rural area held the Indians. A few days later they made cinnamon rolls and bever- a better future for him than the heard the tinkling of a bell com- age priced right too. Our premier city. He sold his land in Minneap- ing from the thicket. Upon inves- "Main Street Memories" history olis, which later became the site of tigating, they found it was their exhibit at Kimball's historic city the Nicollet Hotel, and purchased bell cow, together with some of the hall is open and free of charge Fri- three loads of merchandise and other cows, who had found their day, Aug. 9 from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, made his way back to Forest City way back to Forest City as they had Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and where he opened up the first store not been milked for several days. again Sunday 9-3 p.m. It is com- in Meeker County. At the time he Mrs. Flossie Atkinson has this plete with great door prizes, new first came to Forest City there was laomemade copper cow bell in her updated showcase displays, plus only one dwelling house (made of home. As she fondly handled it, our exclusive exhibit oftreasured logs) and one general office, she said, "It's crude but beautiful." Main Street Memories, live histo- Atkinson also operated a hotel Other antiques and prized rians, air conditioned, and much which became the temporary possessions of theAtkinsonsare more. We'll be looking for you. home of many strangers as they a boot jack from the old hotel, a What else is ahead? Watch right passed through Forest City in gunpowder pouch which also here in this column for upcom- search of a new home or sought belonged to James B. Atkinson, ing guest-speaker events in Sep- refuge from the Indians. and a sword which was given him tember and October, followed by Mrs. Flossie Atkinson has in by his company. She also has the our November annual Holiday Pot her possession books and ledgers list of names of the donors and Luck Social and beyond. showing the many transactions the amount of money each gave To reach us about comments, made at the store and hotel, such toward the sword. Mrs. Atkinson questions, new or renewed mem- as "side of venison for flour." also has a diary which [James B.] bership, donations and souvenir James B. Atkinson was enlisted kept from June 2, 1864, through purchases, write, call or e-mail the as 1st Lieutenant in the Home Sept. 26, 1864, when he served as a Kimball Area Historical Society at Guards and left on his own to scout withSibleywhowassuppos- Box 55 (new), Kimball MN 55353, secure more ammunition to be edly to join Custer who was later phone (320) 398-5250 Or 5743, prepared for the imminent attack annihilated, e-mail kimballhistory@meltel.net. theywereexpectingfromthelndi- James B. also organized the 1st We are also on Facebook. Note:We ans on their settlement. However, Minnesota Heavy Artillery which will have some All-School-Year- he did not get back until the day was composed of Forest City men. books if you still want some. after the attack. There were said He served as captain in the Civil The pleasure of Kimball Days to have been only 35 rifles among War until it ended, will last all weekend. the 240 people in the stockade that The Forest City monument was The pleasure of the memories erected on land where the stock- will last a lifetime. Civil War digest: This week 150 years ago Major Highlights for the Week tenant Generals James Longstreet Wednesday, July 22, 1863 and Ambrose Powell Hill to move As action increased at Manas- their corps southward throughthe sas and Chester gaps in the Blue Luray Valley of the Shenandoah to ......... Ridge Mountains, Major Gen- safety. Two divisions of Lieuten- CIVI L WAR eral George G. Meade ordered his ant General Richard Ewell's corps III Corps, under Major General came up and established lines Confederate Brigadier General William H. French, to move for- of defense. One Federal brigade John Hunt Morgan's troops were ward and attack the Confederates attacked at Wapping Heights. Dur- forced to skirmish at Washing- in Manassas Gap. Behind French ing the night, Ewell pulled away ton and Athens, Ohio. Other skir- were two other Federal corps, leaving only a light rear guard mishes tookplace in Dade County, TheremnantsofBrigadierGen- near Front Royal. The Confeder- Mo.; and bet,deen l~ederals and eral John Hunt Morgan's Confed- ates continued unmolested to Cul- Indians at Cook's Canyon, New erates skirmished at Eagleport, peperCourthouse, below the Rap- Mexico Territory. Ohio, as they fled northward, pahannockRiver. At Fort Wagner, Charleston The New York Chamber of Friday, July24, 1863 Harbor, "S.C., Federal ironclads Commerce estimated that Con- BATTLE OF BIG MOUND and gunboats bombarded the fort federate raiders had taken Lieutenant General James as the Federal army continued to 150 Union merchant vessels Longstreet's Confederate corps advance its siege lines after last valued at more than $12 million, arrived at Culpeper Courthouse, week's failed assault. Thursday, July 23, 1863. south of the Rappahannock and The defeat of Little Crow in the Federal troops under Major south of Major General George G. U.S.-DakotaWarthepreviousyear General William H. French's III Meade's Federal forces. Meade'sIII caused the widespread disper- Corps pushed into and through Corps moved into the Shenandoah sion of the Santee Sioux, or East- Manassas Gap in the Blue Ridge Valley to Front Royal to find the ern Dakota. To protect the fron- Mountains andthen, facing a bri- Confederates gone. Meade now tier against Santee Sioux raids, gadeofConfederates, were delayed began concentrating his forces at for hours. This delay allowed Lieu- Warrenton, Va. Civil War/To page 7