Moberly Memorabilia

Categories: Moberly Minute

Centennial plateCentennial plate:  This 10” ceramic plate was one of the souvenir items sold during Moberly’s 100th birthday.  It depicts several local industries.  There is a brief history of the city on the back.  The plate was purchased on ebay several years ago.   From the collection of Susan Hall




Hammond FarmsHammond Farms:   This wooden tool box was acquired from Sarah Henry of Moberly. Her late husband, Gene, and Dr. Ira Hammond did some horse business together and Dr.Hammond gave it to Gene with some other items to pay for some horse breeding fees.  Sarah sold the box to the current owner around 20010.  From the collection of Susan Hall




Jr College plateJr College plate:  This 7.5” ceramic plate was given to those who attended a $125-a-plate dinner to help raise money to build the Academic/Fine Arts wing at Moberly Area Junior College.  The goal was to raise $50,000 from the banquet.  The dream conceived in 1930 became a reality in 1984.  The plates were numbered on the back.  This plate was #57.  This plate was purchased on ebay several years ago.  From the collection of Susan Hall



Tedford cash and carry signTedford sign:  This sign sat over the cooler at Tedford Florist, 413 West Reed, for many years.  One of their regular promotions was to have a cash-and-carry special every Friday.  Old timers will remember Jack Larkin calling “The Flower Phone” during Party Line on KWIX each day.  The sign was found in storage in the old Tedford Florist building in 2010.  From the collection of Susan Hall

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