100 years ago
august 21, 1913
Marion County Old Settlers’ Association will hold its second annual picnic at Central Park, Marion, September 11th, 1913. 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.
The barn on W.S. Ford’s farm near Lincolnville was blown off its foundation in the Sunday afternoon windstorm.
Dr. S.C. Freeland has received two more of those celebrated “Mulefoot” hogs which 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 the Pullman for them, as that would be cheaper.
The Christian Sunday school enjoyed 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 1230 grains. He estimates the field will make at least 60 bushels to the acre.