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100 YEARS AGO - Homestead Enterprise - October 3, 1918

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Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2018 9:09 pm

HOMESTEAD HAPPENINGS:

Any children who came in contact with those having Spanish influenza have been kept from school this week, to avoid any possible chance of an epidemic.

Miss Kate Jackson has returned from Washington with the “popular” Spanish influenza. She is recuperating at the home of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. C.P. Jackson.

Florida City: Mr. & Mrs. Ralph J. Powell have returned from their trip north bringing the prevailing popular disease (Spanish influenza) with them.

L.L. Howard, W.J. Owens and Mr. Pacetti received something at a railroad men’s meeting that they did not expect or want; namely Spanish “flu”. All are

recovering however.

INTERNATIONAL:

General Allenby has won a sweeping victory in Palestine over the Turks,

capturing 40,000 troops and an enormous quantity of supplies.

Bulgaria has made an unconditional surrender apparently. They have surrendered their armies, given up their arms and turned their railroads over to the allies. They have also evacuated Serbia.

Tales of Pioneer Days (edited): Charles H. Gossman; Came to South Dade in 1900 -quit an FEC construction crew to seek a homestead. Located a spot near Silver Palm and built a cabin.) First we stocked provisions at Cutler then kept by G.W. Moody who later moved to Naranja. We had our three boys with us, Walter now 24 in the navy, Jesse 26 in the army and Adolph 18 now in the navy.

The following May we moved down with a party composed of Will Anderson, Tom Jones, “Dad” Osborne, Walter Tweedell and his brother. We had the task of clearing C.W. Hill’s land … that winter we put in two and a half acres in tomatoes from which we netted $1650 to our great surprise and delight

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