The Reno County Grasshopper Club of 1874

Only Organization of its Kind in State of Kansas

Pursuant to call by Senator Frank Vincent, about fifty pioneer settlers of Reno county met at the Chamber of Commerce rooms in the city of Hutchinson, at 2:30 p.m. April 10, 1928.

Meeting called to order by Mr. Vincent and object of meeting stated by him as being or the purpose of perpetuating the memory of the grasshopper plague of the summer of 1874.

Organization named and known as "The Reno County Grasshopper Club of 1874."

The following named persons were elected as officers of the club for the ensuing year:
Carr W. Taylor, President
D. A. More, Treasure
Augustus Myers, Secretary
Organization of officers at the first meeting the following named have acted as officers of the club:
Frank Vincent, President
Hattie L. Thorp, Vice-President
E. D. Moore, Secretary

Present officers:
Hattie L. Thorp, President
Belle Tyler, Vice-President
Mattie Fisher, Treasurer
Augustus Myers, Secretary

Total enrollment to date, 268. Since the organization of the club about 70 members have died.

Membership at the present time is approximately 225.

(there is a photo of Augustus Myers, Secretary of the Grasshopper Club in column 4)

(Haven Journal Haven's 50th Birthday Haven, Reno County, Kansas May 27, 1936 page - 3 *** column - 3 & 4 (I am connected to Hattie L. Thorp & Mattie Fisher) - submitted by Rose Stout)

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