Civil War

Newspaper Articles

No. 8

WRITTEN BY:
Charles E. Bunnell
9318 Fairway Ct
La Plata, MD 20646

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Copyright 1997 Charles E. Bunnell

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The Bunnell Newspaper Clippings

SRC NO. N8

NEWSPAPER: Unknown; possibly Whitney Point NY Reporter
DATE: Unknown; circa 1940 - 1946
AUTHOR: Herman E. Bunnell

WHEN NANTICOKE WAS LAMB'S CORNERS

Some Interesting Facts Concerning Days Long Past

Not many people will remember when the little village of Nanticoke, over eight miles to the west of us, was called Lamb's Corners and sported a newspaper, entitled the Lamb's Corners Eagle, published by Jos. A. Brooks and Co. It was Joe's father, Leroy Brooks, who kept a well stocked general store there in that day and did a good business. He took country produce in exchange and announced that he also held himself in readiness at all times to forward to New York on commission, all kinds of country produce and guarantee returns for the same.

This issue of the Eagle was loaned us some time ago by Leroy Hollister of 87 Park Avenue, Binghamton, who now requests it return, but knowing Nanticoke since boyhood days wish to make some further comments.

Johnson Bros. advertised as lumber dealers in that day also, C. Tompkins, in fact there were lumber mills scattered along down the Nanticoke valley about every two miles all the way to Union, sawing and disposing of the timber of those days, some of which ought to have been saved for future generations.

Before we leave, the subject of prices of country produce at Lamb's Corners in 1874, will be of no little interest to Reporter readers, and presents a strong contrast to that of the present.

It was given as printed below:

Butter, roll per lb. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$.25
Eggs, per doz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Oats, per bu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Potatoes, per bu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Buckwheat, per bu. . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Dried apples, per lb. . . . . . . . . . . . .08
Paper rags per lb. . . . . . . . . . . . . .03

Grasshoppers were a scourge that year and a report in the Eagle that some of the crop in Minnesota had been destroyed, that Chicago was again in ashes and that reports regarding Henry Ward Beecher were [be]ing requested at his request.

H. E. BUNNELL


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