125 Years Ago
Zook Elected Commander
December 9, 2021
Herald of Dec. 10, 1896
Charles W. Zook, who lost one leg during the Civil War, was elected commander of G.A.R. Post Number 82, in Roaring Spring. According to Jasper, Commander Zook had experienced a recent run of bad luck. His breeches, wooden leg, and about $40 in cash were stolen. Then his fine Aldernay cow got into the chop chest, overate, and was hauled to the potter’s field. Commander Zook, a jeweler, was also a candidate for postmaster in Roaring Spring.
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