Tag: history

Community Mexican Fiesta begins Friday

The 91st annual Community Mexican Fiesta gets underway Friday and Saturday with the theme, “Somos Un Pueblo” — “We Are One Town.” The event, taking place annually since 1926, observes the Mexican Independence Day, is celebrated across the U.S. and has included a parade each year in Garden City since […]

Museum featuring Mexican Fiesta history

Nearly two dozen images from the history of the Garden City Community Mexican Fiesta are on display in a short-term exhibit which just opened at the Finney County Historical Museum. The 91st annual Mexican Fiesta begins this weekend. The Fiesta Scholarship Pageant is at 7 p.m. Friday in the auditorium […]

The Blizzard of 1886

The blizzard of 1886. One of the saddest cases resulting from the storm in Finney County, was that of George Beck. He was living on a homestead east of Garden City. During the day when he was away from his shanty, some one stole a part of his roof and […]

Historic Homes Tour

Historic Homes Tour set for June 18 Tickets are on sale for Finney County’s 2017 Historic Homes and Buildings Tour, set for 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. this Sunday, June 18. The tours offer an opportunity to explore the past by visiting five structures linked to the community’s heritage. Tour sites […]

New novel features local setting

Garden City the setting for novelist’s book Novelist Sara Hoffman shared her experiences and signed copies of her new book, “Finding Baby Ruth,” in a public gathering June 14 at the Finney County Historical Museum in Garden City. Hoffman, of Fort Collins, Colo., recently published an historical fiction novel set […]