Looking Back in Newton’s History

From the files of the Daily News

Published: Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 10:59 a.m. CDT

100 Years Ago This Week — Oct. 27 — Nov. 2, 1913  

Hink’s Livery, on W. Second St. N., opened for business, advertising a general livery and cab business, consisting of wagons, first class single and double buggies, and “we also do auto delivery.” …

An accident with a gasoline stove in the second floor apartment of attorney M. R. Hammer (at 101½  First Ave. W.) threatened the business section at the southeast corner of the square.  Hammer’s office was not badly damaged, but the living area was a total loss.  The Jarvis Bazaar store immediately below suffered heavy water damage …

The old Newton & Northwestern railroad, extending from Newton to Colfax via Goddard, a distance of 14 miles, has been sold for $100,000.

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