Pioneer and General History of Geauga County; With Sketches of Some of the Pioneers and Prominent Men

Pioneer and General History of Geauga County; With Sketches of Some of the Pioneers and Prominent Men

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...each table, with the following in capital letters: 'Hurrah for the white calf.'" Such was the origin of a society which is now one of the institutions of Claridon. Colonel Spencer, with his well known liberality and public spirit, did the weighing gratuitously, as has his son, Warren E. Spencer, since the colonel moved to Chardon. In connection with this weighing association it may be proper to record, that several good stock raisers from out of town drive their stock here at our annual and semi-annual weighings, notably, Lucius Merriman, the Hales, and Silas Beard, of Burton, and E. Tuttle, of Munson. C. L. Taylor saw a fine Morgan stallion from New Jersey, at the first State fair in Cleveland, and he went east and bought it, thus introducing the first Morgan blood in this place. The horse was taken on to the trotting track for practice, driven by Mr. Pease, a few evenings before the annual free fair, and was brought into collision with the shaft of the sulky of another trotting horse, and instantly killed. Cyrus Kellogg, of Kellogg's corners, in this township, raised a heifer--a full blooded Durham, strawberry roan--which weighed in Cleveland, the morning she was slaughtered, 1,640 pounds. The dressed quarters weighed 1,098 pounds; the meat on the ribs cut three and one-half inches in thickness; tallow on the caul, 32 pounds; rough tallow, 265 pounds. It was retailed in Cleveland, best pieces selling at twenty-five cents per pound, amounting in all to two hundred and forty dollars. Of the rival calves before spoken of, Wilmot was tempted to sell his when two years old. Taylor matched his and sold them the winter after they were three years old, for three hundred dollars, the price of the pair esimated at six dollars per more

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  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 916g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236983467
  • 9781236983466