140 years ago
august 15. 1879
Mr. J.G. Morse wishes to say that he will be here next week with a big stock of lumber, on the grounds he has leased near the entrance to Billings’ Park. Mr. John F. Carter will remove his family here and take charge of the yard.
A gentleman who has made a close estimate, informs us that there have been about $45,000 worth of permanent buildings erected in that part of Marion Centre lying west of Muddy creek, since January of this year.
Add this to between ten and fifteen thousand dollars invested in residences on the hill, and you have a total of nearly $60,000 worth of buildings erected in Marion Centre already this year, and the good work is just begun. Marion Centre is climbing.
Mr. Lockwood found a four-year-old rattlesnake ensconced on one of his shelves Tuesday. How it came there is something of a mystery, but it was there, alive and healthy. Mr. L. does not deal in rattlesnakes as a regular business, however.