Monday, June 14, 2010
June 10 - Band Concert
Iola was a raucous boom town 105 years ago with factories, smelters, brick and cement plants, and a bunch of illegal saloons. Charley stole 1500 pounds of dynamite and blew up three of the saloons at 12:26 a.m.. No one was killed but many windows, brick walls, and bottles of liquor were lost in the blast.
The run/walk starts at 12:26 a.m. on West Street in downtown Iola - the scene of the crime - and ends at the jail where Charlie was briefly held. Folks are advised to come early to see the "Drag Race" - mostly dignified businessmen dressed as women. It sounds like the evening will be a blast. :-)