Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Looking Back to 1916: New Rails and Hired Hand

From the March 16, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1916, 100 Years Ago.

**  "The Chicago Great Western Railroad Company has bought 10,000 tons of rails to replace curve-worn rails between Chicago and Oelwein.  It will also include the rails through Sycamore.  (Oelwein is in Iowa.)

**  An ad:  "Am looking for my fourth married hired man this year.  He must be an expert in pitching straw and chopping wood and be able to do three men's work.  Prof. Fred Middletown."


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