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March 8 1890/1990

Clifford –J.H. Hunter was before the Pension Examining Board at Susquehanna on Wednesday. We hope he may meet with success, as he is worthy of a much higher pension than he is now drawing. [Mr. Hunter was a private in Co. B, 143 Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, during the Civil War]

Elk Lake - Up to March 5, the stage from this place to Montrose had made but one trip on runners.

Harford –there was not a particle of ice on Blanding’s Lake. What a strange winter. [And just a few days later.] Tuesday, March 4 was a lively day for icemen. The sudden freeze up had produced ice 5-1/2 inches thick. Tyler Lake was covered with men. The cakes were drawn to the shore and loaded, the teams not daring to drive on the lake.

Montrose - Snow fell to the depth of 6 inches on Wednesday night, March 5, and into Thursday, affording the first real sleighing we have had this winter. It rarely happens that Montrose doesn’t have 60 to 90 days of sleighing before the month of March.

Susquehanna –The stone yard in this place, built about two years ago, received its first load of stone last Saturday. Sledges have been provided and tramps will now have an opportunity to develop their muscles by swinging them.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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