125 Years Ago
Editor Receives Giant Pear
October 21, 2021
Herald of Oct. 22, 1896
Mrs. A.O. Dilling brought the Herald office the largest pear ever seen by the editor. It weighed 1-½ pounds and measured 12 inches around in one direction and 14 inches around in the other direction. Of the Dutchess variety, it was one of several grown on a tree in Mrs. Dilling’s yard.
Skyles, Miller & Co. and also A.H. Stoner were advertising fresh-ground buckwheat flour and kiln-dried cornmeal.
Pardy Gilchrist of Bedford shipped six carloads of cider to Philadelphia in two weeks. Some of the apples came from local farmers.
D.M. Bare was to leave on an extensive...