Did you know that JoCoHistory has several years’ worth of digitized local newspapers? The Squire, also published as The Village Squire and The Country Squire, covered stories of interest to residents of “new southwest Kansas City”, including Johnson County. It’s a wonderful glimpse into local politics, community events, fashion and advertising in the 1960s and 1970s.
Some of our favorite images from various issues of The Squire:
“What the Experts Think About This Leash Law Thing”, front page of The Country Squire, Aug. 24, 1961
“Happiness is going to kindergarten…” front page of The Country Squire, Oct. 7, 1965
“It’s Football Time at Center High” front page of The Country Squire, Sept. 9, 1965
Montgomery Ward’s Department Store Father’s Day advertisement, The Village Squire, page 11, June 13, 1963
“Improbable Predictions” page 8 of The Country Squire, Jan. 23, 1969
Movie advertisements in The Country Squire, page 38, Oct. 31, 1968
Movie advertisements in The Country Squire, page 9, Sept. 9, 1971
We’d love to hear if you’ve ever come across an article or image that’s caught your eye in The Squire! All of the issues can be found at http://www.jocohistory.org/cdm/search/collection/squire.