Maryville’s Great Big Glorious Hurrah, 1901

We are heartily sorry to have missed the elegant parades, cracker jack music, and magnificent decorations, but we are not at all sorry to have missed the cleanup for the “Merry War of the Confetti.” ¬†From the September 13, 1901 Skidmore Standard (Skidmore, Missouri), page 5:

Maryville Street Fair!  September 16 through 21.  The big event of northwest missouri.  6 days and nights of fun. Magnificent decorations, thrilling events, elegant parades, 3 big bands of music, every one a cracker jack.  Electrical display each night.  Merry war of the confetti.  Maryville men and women invite you to attend their gala week of festivities and join with them in a great big glorious hurrah.

Maryville, Missouri Street Fair, September 1901.