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The Florence Herald
Posted by: stubbytate (ID *****7557) Date: April 27, 2008 at 12:28:18
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A new article has been added at Newspaper Abstracts > United States > Alabama > Lauderdale
http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=403

Direct link to article: http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/link.php?id=55959
Submitted by: Peggy J. Horton

Article Title: The Florence Herald

Article Date: August 7 1889

Article Description: A Contingent from the North
Skilled Laborers Arrive at Florence
A Valuable Addition to Our City

Article Text:

On Saturday afternoon two special coaches arrived in the city from Bransford,Conn., with forty-three skilled mechanics for the new Foster
plant. They left Bransford on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock and were on the road till Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. They came by the way
of Buffalo, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Nashville, which was rather a round about way and a tedious trip. The boys, however, were in good shape and
proceeded to take in the factory and the town on their arrival and were very much pleased with the appearance of things. They are a very fine body of men and will be quite an addition to our city. The boys have a crack base ball team
and have extended a challenge to any team in this part of the State. They are quartered in different boarding houses near the factory. There are sixteen at Mrs. JNO. DARBY's on College Street, and they have dubbed the house
"Hotel de Forrest."

Their names are as follows:
D. W. O'CONNELL, J. F. FITZGERALD, C. S. JILLSON, P. P. LYNCH,
J. P. LYNCH, Wm. F. HOLSENBECK, H. SYKES, J. MONOHAN, D. MONOHAN, D. SULLIVAN, J. SULLIVAN,
T. SULLIVAN, M. MURPHY, D. DEVINE, DAN CALLAHAN and M. BURKE.

The following are boarding at other places and
their names were kindly furnished by Mr. R. O. SMITH, of Bransford:
E. BAKER, M. KINNEY, G. TERHUNE, F. QUINLIRIN,
I. SCANLAN, F. MARSCHAL, J.CLIFFE, JNO. CLIFFE, JR., MAX STUBER, H.CLIFFE, ALEX STANNARD,
J. ANDREWS, JOHN H. MURPHY, HENRY A. STANNARD.

We have been unable to learn the names of several others who are among the number. Mr. R. O. SMITH expressed himself as being highly pleased with the people and the town, and said he was surprised to find the temperature so pleasant. He said it was 95 degrees when he left, while it has never been over 90 degrees here this year.

Florence extends a most hearty welcome to these Northern friends and our people hope they may find life in the South both pleasant and profitable.





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