125 Years Ago
August 4, 2022
Herald of Aug. 5, 1897
The “Almanac man” was correct in predicting the eclipse of the sun on Thursday last. The eclipse made its appearance at the time scheduled and was viewed by many of our citizens through smoked glass. Lenning made a successful negative of the phenomena.
Dr. Wm. D. Hall, a well known and highly successful physician of Altoona, died at his home. Dr. Hall was born in Montour county, June 22, 1845, and was prominent in Grand Army circles.
Fifty bushels of wheat in thirty minutes is the record of threshing done at the farm of Jacob D. Rhodes east of town. The threshing...