Sunday, December 11, 2016

TIME MACHINE: 1940, 1969, 1895, 1887

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December, 1940

The top of page caption reads:

"With Christmas fast approaching the farmers of Delmarvia (newspaper's spelling) again are cashing in on their biggest money crop of the winter-holly- a business with an estimated value of $400,000 throughout the nation, Maryland's share being from $150,000 and $200,000.  As a check on vandalistic harvesting, much of the holly will again carry the certificates of the State Department Of Forestry which guarantee that the holly is of honest weight and measure and has been cut according to conservation principles, with the cooperation of the landowner and under rigid inspection."     

"A view at Fruitland, Md., as cars and trucks from miles around arrived for the annual auction of wreaths.  These are bid on by the load at from 12 to 16 cents per wreath.  Wreath-making, for the most part, is a family affair, there being only a few factories manufacturing them."


"This tree, which was living when William Penn came to Pennsylvania in 1682, stands on the farm of Joseph Parker near Salisbury.  Through the efforts of interested citizens and Mr. Parker, it is being preserved and has been fitted with a marker."
The Sunday Sun (Baltimore)

December, 1940

The News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Pa.)

December, 1969

The Daily Times

November, 1895

Peninsula Enterprise

November, 1887

Peninsula Enterprise

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