110 years ago
aug. 21, 1913
Marion County Old Settlers’ Association will have its second annual picnic Sept. 11 at Central Park, Marion.
The Hon. John Madden, a Marion County boy, has promised to be with us and will be able to tell us some interesting things about his boyhood days on Doyle Creek in the ’60s besides other things of interest.
A barn on W.S. Ford’s farm near Lincolnville was blown off its foundation in a windstorm Sunday afternoon.
Dr. S.C. Freeland has received two more of those celebrated “Mulefoot” hogs that he purchased some months ago in Ohio.
He paid $35 express on this shipment and says he believes that the next time he buys any, he will charter a stateroom of a Pullman for them, as that would be cheaper.
The Christian Sunday school had a picnic yesterday in the Adkins grove east of town. About 170 were in attendance and a good time was enjoyed with no rain to mar the occasion.
Charles W. Thompson is having a large porch, with sleeping porch above, added to his residence.
R. Williams brought in some corn from John Williams’ field southeast of town.
One ear of the corn had 18 rows and 1,230 grains. He estimates the field will make at least 60 bushels to the acre.
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