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June 15 1872

Storm; Heavy Rain Damage

Bakerton and Unionville (Uvilla) experienced heavy rain damage, which affected many farmers.

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CircaFebruary 5 1892

Speculation about New Railroad Routes

A report that the railroad would soon be run from the Old Furnace up the river to the old Adams stone quarry, thence to the Virginia Ore Bank, and probably on to Shepherdstown, is current, and much discussed among the people in the Eastern half of Jefferson County.

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December 5 1895

Matrimonial Boom?

The Shepherdstown Register reports on speculation that a matrimonial boom will soon strike Keller and Bakerton areas.

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May 7 1896

Company D, Twelfth Virginia Cavalry Reunion

A reunion is held for veterans and their families at Moler Crossroads. Although the day was cold and cloudy, the newspaper reports that about four or five hundred people were present.

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August 24 1899

Limestone Boom

It is reported that the limestone business in the Eastern section of Jefferson County is once again booming.

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November 25 1900

Drought Broken

With one heavy rainfall, the drought of 1900 was broken.

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