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- 1876 -

Colorado Springs Gazette
Colorado Springs, Colorado
April 29, 1876

Dr. C.R. Bissell left on Friday's eastwardly bound train with the remains of his deceased wife, for burial at her early home in Fairfield, Iowa. We are informed that he expected to return in about six weeks and resume his practice in this city.

[transcribed by S.F., Sept. 2004]


Phelps County New Era
Rolla, Missouri
September 23, 1876

Local & Personal
Mr. T.G. Northrop, a citizen of Dixon Pulaski Co., and who is well known in Rolla dropped us a line the other day enclosing a subscription stating that he would leave on Wednesday, overland for Bear Grove, Guthrie Co., Iowa where he intends to make his future home. In the concluding part of his letter he says: "I am sorry I have not got time to visit my friends in and around Rolla once more, but time will not permit, so I bid them a long farewell and wish them all well".

[transcribed by S.F., December 2005]


Puget Sound Express
Steilacoom, Pierce Co., Washington Territory
November 23, 1876
Julius Dickens, Editor

Our citizens have evinced a remarkable dereliction in their neglect of the grave-yards in the neighborhood of Steilacoom. The one near the Hospital for the Insane, commonly known as the Garrison Cemetery, is
enclosed by a picket-fence, but it is a broken-down, dilapidated, forbidden structure, through which cattle can enter at various places. Wild trees and brush hide the graves and monuments in the yard, and dry branches
and tree-tops are scattered over the grounds, rendering it almost impossible to wander about from one side of the sacred place to the other.

In memory of Chas. M. McDaniel, Born in Iowa, 1834, And died at the Hands of Violence, Jan. 22, 1870, Aged 36 years.

[transcribed by G.L., Nov. 2004]

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