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3 results for Greenville Times / Pitt's Past Vol. Issue , Apr 22-May 5 1998
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23006
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In these series of tales, the author tells a story about Will James, manager of the Macon House Hotel in 1888, waking to find a drunken man in bed with him. There is a story about a “feather renovator” in 1888 that has the town excited. In 1890, “White Caps” put up signs saying there was a wife beater in town and gave his name. They said if he didn’t leave soon he would receive a visitation. The guilty party was seen sneaking out of town. In 1886, there were several stories about barbers, merchants and tax collector, all in jail and doing business as usual out the jail windows. There was a funny tale from the Possumtown section of Chicod township in 1886 about how hunters mistook a turkey buzzard for a bear. And lastly, there is a story from 1887 of how Isadore Lichtenstein saved a friend from drowning by throwing him a large cake of soap.
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22992
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Kammerer presents the biographies of Edward Warren Hearne (1891-1966) and Georgia Pearsall Hearne (1885-1981) who were once well known personalities in Greenville. Edward was an artist, WWI veteran, teacher and became a nationally famous female impersonator. Georgia was a famous portrait painter. Their artwork is still found in many collections all over Greenville.
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30333
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In these series of tales, the author tells a story about Will James, manager of the Macon House Hotel in 1888, waking to find a drunken man in bed with him. There is a story about a “feather renovator” in 1888 that has the town excited. In 1890, “White Caps” put up signs saying there was a wife beater in town and gave his name. They said if he didn’t leave soon he would receive a visitation. The guilty party was seen sneaking out of town. In 1886, there were several stories about barbers, merchants and tax collector, all in jail and doing business as usual out the jail windows. There was a funny tale from the Possumtown section of Chicod township in 1886 about how hunters mistook a turkey buzzard for a bear. And lastly, there is a story from 1887 of how Isadore Lichtenstein saved a friend from drowning by throwing him a large cake of soap.
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