On the 25th anniversary of his business in Kimball - 1953
Reprinted from the Tri-County News July 11, 2002.
Andrew M. Maus started a business in Kimball in 1928 when he moved to Kimball from Watkins with his wife Mary and his three oldest children Rosalia, Fabiola and Andriette. At that time the Standard Oil station, which is still a part of this place of business, was constructed.Both Mr. and Mrs. Maus were born and raised in Watkins, and were married there. Mr. Maus attended St. John’s University where he took a business course. He was first employed at Ehler’s store in Watkins, and later worked in the bank there.
Major Highlights for the Week
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1863
During the night of Oct. 28-29, Confederates under Lieutenant General James Longstreet, concerned over the attempts to relieve Chattanooga, Tenn., attacked Brigadier General John W. Geary’s troops at Wauhatchie in Lookout Valley. Despite an intense drive with larger numbers, the Confederates failed and by 4 a.m. the engagement ended in confusion. Northern losses were 78 killed, 327 wounded and 15 missing for a total of 420 casualties. Confederates lost an estimated 34 killed, 305 wounded and 69 missing for an aggregate loss of 408.
Thursday, Oct. 29, 1863
For the last three days of October, Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, S.C., continued to receive a heavy pounding from the Federal bombardment. There were 33 casualties among the rubble, pounded by 2961 rounds. Still, the Confederate standard flew over the fort.
Major Highlights for the Week
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1863
Federal Major General Ulysses Grant conferred with displaced commander, Major General William Rosecrans, at Stevenson, Ala., and then headed to Chattanooga, Tenn. From Bridgeport, Ala., to Chattanooga, Grant faced almost impassable, muddy, washed-out mountain roads and was further handicapped by being on crutches since his fall from a horse in New Orleans.
Thursday, Oct. 22, 1863
Federal Major General Ulysses Grant continued to toil over the atrocious roads en route to Chattanooga, where Major General George H. Thomas doggedly resisted the Confederate siege.
Elsewhere, fighting broke out near Volney, Ky.; New Madrid Bend, Tenn.; Brownsville, Miss.; Bloomfield, Mo.; and at Annandale, Rappahannock Bridge and Bealeton, Va.
Author Erik Pettersen of Annapolis, Md., will be at the Dassel History Center at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, to talk about his book Leap of Faith: A Trans-Atlantic Wartime Love Story. It is a story set in 1940; the Nazis had just invaded Norway. A young Swedish nurse receives a wedding proposal and risks a journey through heavily mined waters to marry the man she loves – a Norwegian living more than 3,000 miles away in the U.S. The book chronicles his parents’ somewhat improbable courtship, marriage, and early life in their adopted homeland.
Memories are about all that’s left of it and other roadside restaurants
Before hamburgers and French fries were called fast food, and before McDonald’s and Burger King signs dominated the landscape, homegrown drive-in restaurants sprouted along America’s highways.
In their heyday during the 1950s and ’60s they not only fed hungry travelers right in their cars, but also became gathering spots for teenagers who were declaring their independence behind the wheel of the family sedan or their own vehicle.