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Fountains of history bubble in Barker Commons

September 29, 2013

These objects have stood for well over 100 years while history, like a parade through time, has unfolded....

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Sep-29-13 10:57 AM

Hi Mary, you just wrote about one of the best kept secrets in the area, the burning of trees ! The lumber was not the thing wanted but the ashes ! i read where the women actually did the ash making work. Our areas first chemists. Can you imagine the outcry now ? The LWV would be in twitches ! Its not sustainable ! Go green . but thats the way it was. I have seen this in museums in the area. Making black powder ! fritz habers wife suicided over her hubbies work in explosives and chemical warfare. Where is the conflict resolution. this was the cash crop, not farming as we know it.By the way, your mother was quite attractive too ! your article was captivating. It should be required reading by all people in the area. I also loved the old pictures. How fast the time went by !

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