125 Years Ago

Picnic a Grand Success


September 14, 2023

Herald of Sept. 22, 1898

The Farmers’ Harvest Home Picnic, held in Byers’ grove in Henrietta, was a grand success. The crowd was estimated to be anywhere from five hundred to one thousand. Amusements included a wheelbarrow race,a foot race, a bicycle race, a baseball game, a greased pig race, band music, a glee club, and selected readings. The evening ended with a competition to climb a greased pole to claim the dollar attached at the top. Harry Weyant claimed the dollar.

The Bell Telephone Company has repaired the line entering Martinsburg. Phones have been placed in the stores of F. W...

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