Timelines

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December 5 1895

Canal Industry Booming

It is reported that the demand for coal in Washington is high. Business on the canal is booming during this period of time.

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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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December 25 1896

Oyster Supper

The Bakerton M. E. Church held a Christmas Oyster Supper.

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May 11 1899

Boatmen Discouraged

The newspaper reports boating on the canal as "very discouraging". Many are not making enough to cover expenses.

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May 20 1899

12th Virginia Cavalry Basket Reunion

The 12th Virginia Cavalry holds a basket reunion at Shenandoah Junction.

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June 29 1899

Unknown Equine Epidemic

Bakerton had a small outbreak of an unidentified equine disease and lost many horses.

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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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April 2 1900

Strike At Bakerton

The employees of the Bakerton Quarry went on strike; management quickly agreed to their demands and work quickly resumed after a short period.

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November 25 1900

Drought Broken

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

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Timeline Help

A chronological listing of historical events which may have affected the lives of residents in eastern Jefferson County and surrounding areas.
1Where is this information from?
The vast majority of these accounts are taken from newspaper articles of local papers of the time period.
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