From Spearsville

The Gazette
November 29, 1899

The son of Mr. Marion Farrar, who had his arm pulled off at a saw mill recently, is again able to resume his activity in walking.

The post office opened up at Lillie on the 16th, with Mr. B. F. Post as post master. Lillie is fast coming to the front in point of residences and stores; and, in spite of many predictions to the contrary, it is blossoming into a town.

Mr. S. B. Farrar has a new-comer at his house weighing four pounds.

Mr. Benjamin Post, who left for Texas more than a year ago, has returned, locating in the house he vacated.

A singing school is to begin at New Hope church next Wednesday. Prof. Lewis, of Ruston, is the teacher.

The stave business is about over here with the farmers. They will now have to return to their “old ruts” or something else for a livelihood.

B.

 

3 thoughts on “From Spearsville

  1. Last The stave business is about over here with the farmers. They will now have to return to their “old ruts” or something else for a livelihood.”

    This is untold history. Evidently despite the Civil War, Appamatox, Reconstruction slavery continued until the 20th Century. This is quite a revelation.

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