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Library 1884

O. A. Manville, a druggist started a new and very large circulating library. Doris B. Morton, Town Historian – Whitehall Independent – March 21, 1984

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Another Horse Experience – May 1884

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bartholomew nearly drowned while crossing the ford at East Bay on their way to North Whitehall. They got out of the ford and their wagon tipped over. Mrs. Bartholomew was going down the second time when … Continue reading

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[Horse Racing] – June 1884

George Knight was trying to make the area into a fine racing arena. The first races of the summer were this month. However, the local horses of Orwell, Fair Haven, and Granville were not entered when their owners discovered some … Continue reading

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[Some Horse Racing] October 1884

A most exciting race took place 29 September [1884] when Seth McFarran’s mare, John O’Rourke’s horse, and Nelson O’Donnell’s horse competed, best 3 in 5. The account says shots were taken of the drivers and the caroms they made. (Doesn’t … Continue reading

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[April 1884 Travel]

During this month, five lawyers went on a travel junket. Two of them were Judge Potter and J. Stanford Potter. Their trip took them for a stay in Florida and on to California. Their reporting in long articles gave many … Continue reading

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