Friday, July 17, 2009

Today in Fayetteville December 31, 1909

Take a look at what was of interest to our ancestos in 1909..

                           THE FAYETTEVILLE NEWS 
                                                       Dec 31, 1909

                                  Worlds Richest Woman

            Estate of EH Harriman was really worth over 200,000,000 dollars

New York City-.Edward H Harriman was really worth at the time of his death over 200,000,000 although a recent appraisal of his estate placed its value at 149,000,000. Since Mr. Harriman's death his estate has profited by a rise in market values, and it is stated that the wealth of Mrs. Harriman may be conservatively estimated at 220,000,000, which would make her probably the richest woman in the world.

                              Colleges vote for football

             Colleges want to retain the American game.

New York City-fifty colleges out of approximately eight-eight in the inter collegiate athletics assn. have voted for retention of the American football game, with the elimination of mass plays and other dangerous plays.
Five institutions voted that the preset game is satisfactory, except for minor details, Seventeen favored the English game of Rugby, seven take a midway position between the American game and Rugby, and 9 voted that either the American game should be radically changed or Rugby substituted.

                       Dixie First American Song

Yankee Doodle is second in the popularity contest.

Washington DC- "Dixie" has finally been officially proclaimed as the first in American songs and music in popularity. Such is the verdict of OGT Sonnect,
Chief of the Division of Music on the Library of Congress. "Yankee Doodle"
he says though no longer a national song is still second only to Dixie" in the popularity contest
A very interesting addition has been added to the Holliday-Dorsey- Fife House Museum.
A collection of over 500 Creek Indian arrowheads and impliments, from the LIne Creek area, has been donated to the museum. Many sizes  of arrowheads  made of flint, quartz and other unknown rocks are displayed. Some are smaller than a postage stamp.  
There has also been additions to the WW1 and WW2 collection. Stop by and let John Lynch, the curator, show you around..  
Submitted by CB Glover

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