Save the Colonial Inn!

I have been posting stories from 1883 in North Carolina, mostly the Scotland Neck area. Now, it’s time to make a story about trying to save history now, in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Save the Colonial Inn!.

 

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Glass Ball Shooting Match to be Held in Scotland Neck, NC, June 7, 1883

year 1883

June 7, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)

We are requested to publish the following:
Tillery, N.C.,
May 21st, 1883.

Dear Sir:–A grand Glass Ball Shooting Match will be held in Scotland Neck, N.C., 7th June, 1883. Shooting will commence at 10 o’clock, a.m.

Prizes as Follows:

1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $30.

Entrance fee $5. Number of chances, 40. Trap, (Cord’s rotary.) Rise 18 yards. Bogardus’ rules, except guns larger than 12 bore, will not be admitted. Ties of 10 shoot for first prize, 9 for 2nd, 8 for 3rd. More than three chances will not be allowed one shooter. Dinner furnished participants.

If desirous of taking chances, please inform

  1. A Lewter, or
  2. M. Shields.

Managers, Tillerys, N.C.

 

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Death of Susan A. Hyman Peters, Wife of Thomas, June 4, 1883, NC

year 1883

June 7, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)

On the 4th inst. suddenly, at the residence of her husband, in the forty-third year of her age, Mrs. Thomas H. Peters. A bereaved husband and six little children mourn her. May a merciful Providence enable them to bear their great loss. The sympathy of the entire community is with them in their great affliction.

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[The 1880 census for Caledonia, Halifax, North Carolina, shows that a Thomas H. Peters was married to Susan A. Peters, but that they had seven living children at that time. She and her parents were born in North Carolina. Her husband and his parents were born in Canada. Find A Grave also shows the couple with the correct death date for Mrs. Peters, there shown to have the maiden name of Hyman, born January 8, 1841.]

 

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Model Farm of T.L. Emery, 1883, NC

year 1883

June 7, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)

Mr. W.A. Dunn tells us that while in Weldon last week he visited the “Model Farm” of Mr. T.L. Emery. He says that Mr. Emery has forty acres of land in clover and orchard grass. It will average four feet in height, and about four tons can be cut therefrom this season. Mr. Emery is one of the most prosperous, energetic, and thrifty men in the county, and we wish some of our Roanoke farmers would follow him, and sow grass and clover. The investment would pay.

 

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W.T. Whitehead Plants Peanuts, 1883, NC

year 1883

June 7, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)

We learn that Mr. W.T. Whitehead has planted forty acres of land in pea-nuts on his farm near Meritt’s bridge. He thinks that he can easily produce 100 bushels per acre. His land is rich and it is well adapted to the pea-nut culture.

 

 

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Grizzard Sprains Ankle Playing Baseball, 1883, NC

year 1883

June 7, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)

Mr. James Grizzard, of Halifax, had the misfortune to sprain his ankle while engaged in a match game of baseball at Weldon on last Friday.

 

 

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Train Turn-Table Almost Complete, 1883, Halifax County, NC

year 1883

June 7, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)

Soon our train will be able to run forward to and from Halifax. The turn-table is nearly completed.

 

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