Monday, September 2, 2013

Hometown Monday - 100 Years Ago This Week - More Lem Williams News

Hometown Monday
100 Years Ago This Week
Lem Williams News

Last Monday, I posted a bonus piece from my home town newspaper from 100 Years Ago this week about my great-great uncle Lem Williams. His was a frequent name in the paper of the time because of the various blacksmithing, concrete, construction, ice man, and other projects he undertook.
Last week, he had contracted to build a new dam for the floor mill on the river. Here is an update, a week later.

100 Years Ago in the Coon Rapids Enterprise, August 15, 1913:

"Lem Williams has engaged some farmers who are on their way from Kansas to assist him on his mill dam work. Some sections of Kansas are completely burned out by hot winds. Water has also failed and stock is being disposed of as rapidly as possible and some of it at any price."

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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