Thursday, September 8, 2011

1889 Fowler Orchard Sold

In 1887, both Ralph and Mary Fowler passed away. Although there were still many descendants in the area, it would appear land was being sold off that was formerly used by the couple. In 1889, as reported by G.L. Adams in the local news section of the paper, W.J. Miner has purchased the Fowler orchard and land adjoining.

At one time, this orchard was a popular meeting place for family reunions, speeches, picnics, national celebrations, and a myriad of other activities.

I never did come across anything showing how Mr. Miner used the land, but in later years, there would be a lumberyard owned by the Zimmerman family at this location as well as a village water tower on the property.

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