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Two cows only things saved from a burning barn


Thursday, Nov. 7, 1907

from the Mathews Journal

The barn owned by Mr. Wm. Eddie Davis at Hookemfair was struck by lightning at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon and the building and contents were laid in waste on the ground in a short time. The barn contained all the hay and corn that were harvested this year. A horse, valued at $100, was consumed in the flames. Two cows were the only things that were saved and they were nearly gone when rescued. The barn and contents were a complete loss as there was no insurance.


Thursday, Nov. 10, 1927

from the Mathews Journal

At an enthusiastic and well attended meeting held at Lee-Jackson High School Monday night a Scout Troop was organized and about 15 boys put to work on their Tenderfoot tests. Mr. Cutter, Richmond Area Field Executive, was present, addressed the boys and assisted in the preliminaries. Mr. Eugene F. Barnes Jr., of the Cardinal troop, was also there and spoke to the young candidates, giving the...

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