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Our Town 125 and 100 Years Ago - February, Part I

125 Years Ago - February, Part I: February 1898 was not starting well for many people. 600 ironworkers in Newcastle, Delaware were out of work and their families were facing starvation, several store owners were nearing bankruptcy and at least 1800 people were able to, left Newcastle due to the lack of food and fuel. Fire ravaged a warehouse in Pittsburg causing a $2,000,000 loss of property and in Aiken, South Carolina, the popular Highland Park Hotel burned to the ground.

In Butte, Thomas F. Franey was facing death by hanging for a May 1897 murder; but, even though the jurors admitted th...


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