Photos From Yesteryear: Looking back at Sabetha’s past

This photo depicts a cold morning at the Rock Island Sabetha railroad depot photo in late 1800s.
This is a photograph of Sabetha’s Main Street looking west from the intersection of Main and Ninth Streets in the early 1900s.
This photo was taken in the late 1940s of high school students in front of the Sabetha High School. Pictured are (L-R) Janet Okeson, Bernetta Hess, Jean Bulkley and Bernice Buetel, all from the Class of 1952. Mary Deaver Maduska, Nila Edelman Snyder, Jeanine Newlin Hannah and Barbara Lukert helped in identifying these women.
This photo was taken in the early 1950s on the north side of Sabetha’s 1000 block of Main Street. Watching a parade, the third woman from the left is Mary Gresham according to her daughter Cleta Rokey and the man in center shielding his eyes from the sun is Earl McQuillen, who Greg Newlin recalls said ran a Dry Cleaning business but the business directly behind him is Williams Dry Cleaners. According to Greg Newlin, the short sleeves indicates that the parade took place in the summer.
This photo was taken in the early 1950s of the Sabetha High School Band marching eastward toward the intersection of Main and Eleventh Streets. At this time, the Main Street is brick. According to Mary Deaver Maduska, the Drum Major is Ernie Gruen and the two baton twirlers are Elaine Lukert and Maridee Brownlee. The band director marching alongside of the group is Lewis Johnson.
This photo was taken in the early to mid 1950s looking east from the intersection of Ninth and Main Streets. The photo shows a clown that may be a part of a parade that has already passed walks westward on Main Street.

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