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Apollo Historical Society Nellie Bly Celebration with Brooke Kroeger, May 4, 2024

May 4, 2024

 

Fun day in Apollo, starting with the airport pick-up of Wendy Minik, my host for the day and night, and Sue Ott, both active members of the Apollo Historical Society. We had lunch on the road and then made a stop at the society’s 1816 cabin, which includes the bed of Samuel Jackson, the conservator of Nellie Bly’s (bankrupt, alas) trust and the grandfather of actor Jimmy Stewart.

The historical society itself is housed in the former building of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. I talked for way too long — an hour — no one seemed to mind– but these are Nellie’s people after all.

After there was cake and potato chips (at the insistence of the president Denise Flickinger, who likes her cake with chips. Happy Cinco de Nellie!