2011-07-28 / From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago

From The Files of August 6, 1931


Deaths: Lester Ray

Yingling, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Yingling of New Grenada; Mrs. Harry Reeder of Markes.

A large section – 16 feet in diameter – on the old Stouffer farm in southern Huntingdon County, now owned by Charles Flood, caved in last week. The hole, in a field that has been under cultivation for many years, is 205 feet in depth, 65 feet of it being filled with water. The curious who have the courage to adventure near the cave-in can plainly see the water far below. Oil poured on the water remains there, proving that the water is not moving. The day prior to the cave-in, people were picking cherries on the spot, others were mowing hay and children were riding their bicycles.

Miss Edith Wilds returned to her home in Fort Littleton on Monday after attending summer sessions at Shippensburg.

The construction work on the Buchanan Trail – between Cove Gap and McConnellsburg, will be completed by August 15. This highway has been closed since th spring of 1930 when work was started on the Fulton County side of Tuscarora Mountain.

Mrs. John Ott of Back Run remains a patient in Chambersburg Hospital.

Clarence Naugle of Burnt Cabins is working near Sunbury.

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