Historical video found in Williamsburg country store

3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, May 31 2016 May 31, 2016 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 3:32:00 PM CDT May 31, 2016 in News
By: Hli Yang, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

WILLIAMSBURG – Employees at a country store discovered a historical video of Fulton.

Workers at Crane’s Store found a VHS tape with a compilation of video of Fulton in the 1930s through the 1950s.

Fourth-generation owner David Crane said they were cleaning the drawers out for more room. Crane said the drawers are filled with old stuff, but he had never seen the video tape before.

“We opened the drawer, since we throw nothing away, we actually found a video tape," Crane said. "It was a VHS tape of something that said 'Bill Crane,' who is my uncle, one of the previous owners of the store, and it said, 'Fulton Parade 1951.'"

Memories of Fulton Missouri - 1930's - 1950's from David Crane on Vimeo.

Crane called the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society to see what was happening in 1951. 

Society director Barbara Huddleston told Crane that 1951 was the county's centennial parade.

"I said 'oh, that's the centennial parade for Westminster College and Missouri School for the Deaf,'" Huddleston said. "I did not know until I viewed the video that it dated all the way back to the 1930s." 

Huddleston said the video shows a lot of Fulton including downtown, farms, football games, county fairs, the centennial parade, and Winston Churchill's visit in 1946.

Crane said he wanted to know what was significant about 1951 to his family and why it has the video. 

"Margaret Dade, who was an African-American woman from Williamsburg, was riding a donkey to represent the 1800s in this area," Crane said. "My uncle, Bill Crane, who was in high school, and he and some of the other guys were dressed as plainsmen in bibs, barefoot with flintlock rifles following behind Margaret." 

Crane sent the VHS tape to a company in Tennessee to digitize it.

He said he’s not sure who filmed or edited it, or why his family has it. 

"Just except that my uncle was in the video," Crane said. "I guess people understood that we don't throw anything away, so it's a good place for us to keep stuff." 

Crane said his father and grandfather collected many items over the years. Their store and museum is filled with antiques and historical items.

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - A Boonville woman died after a two car crash on the Missouri River bridge Wednesday morning. Icy... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, February 26 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:36:00 PM CST February 26, 2020 in News
WASHINGTON, D.C (AP) - President Donald Trump is pushing back against criticism that his administration isn't doing enough to meet... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, February 26 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:07:00 PM CST February 26, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (CNN) - Missouri deer hunters donated nearly 350,000 pounds of venison to food banks and pantries across the... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, February 26 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:02:33 PM CST February 26, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - A Columbia woman was arrested for drug possession after being struck on Highway 40 Tuesday night. Joanna... More >>
4 hours ago Wednesday, February 26 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:43:01 PM CST February 26, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who took over the state’s top... More >>
4 hours ago Wednesday, February 26 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:11:00 PM CST February 26, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The family of Mengqi Ji, who has been missing since October and is presumed dead, released a statement... More >>
6 hours ago Wednesday, February 26 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 11:12:23 AM CST February 26, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Emergency responders have reported numerous crashes, slide-offs and other incidents related to slick roads Wednesday morning. One... More >>
10 hours ago Wednesday, February 26 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:50:00 AM CST February 26, 2020 in News
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Bernie Sanders faced a torrent of attacks Tuesday night during a raucous debate that tested the Democratic... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:20:00 PM CST February 25, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - One group of former service men and women is making a difference across the state providing help... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:10:00 PM CST February 25, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
JEFFERSON CITY - New technology installed by Ameren could provide more responsive service if severe weather comes to Jefferson City.... More >>
23 hours ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:45:00 PM CST February 25, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia neighborhood watch is still relevant despite social media and sites like Nextdoor. Neighborhood watch programs encourage... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:51:00 PM CST February 25, 2020 in News
HOLTS SUMMIT - The American Cancer Society's annual "Stick a Fork in Cancer" campaign welcomes a new restaurant. BluTaco joins... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:34:00 PM CST February 25, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe today filed to run for election in 2020. Kehoe has served as... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:12:00 PM CST February 25, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia Public Works plow crews are scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, to prepare for possible... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:54:00 PM CST February 25, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY— Tuesday at the Missouri State Capitol, representatives heard testimony from people in regards to a house bill that... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:25:00 PM CST February 25, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Mike Parson and Auditor Nicole Galloway filed to run for governor on Tuesday. It was... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:26:00 PM CST February 25, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA -- The Civil Rights Movement was a time of racially charged protests and marches. Some activists took to the... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:10:00 PM CST February 25, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Missouri joined 38 other states in an investigation into Juul Labs on Tuesday. Those states are looking into... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, February 25 2020 Feb 25, 2020 Tuesday, February 25, 2020 1:59:00 PM CST February 25, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 35°
6pm 33°
7pm 32°
8pm 31°
9pm 30°