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Dissolution of Tannery

Herald of July 28, 1898

Dissolution of the tannery firm Brown and Bloom of Martinsburg was announced in both an advertisement and a news item. Dr. Fred G. Bloom, a well known physician, retired from the firm and Jerre Brown, surviving partner, was to conduct the business. Daniel Bloom Jr. started the tannery in 1818 or 1819

Dr. T. M. Morrow, a Martinsburg boy who was recently graduated from the department of medicine at the Johns Hopkins university, was named house physician at the Altoona hospital.

At a meeting of the Roaring Spring board of health, a resolution was passed requiring all physi...


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