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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 9:18 am

Homestead Enterprise - October 10, 1918

HOMESTEAD HAPPENINGS:

Dr. Lanier is very busy with cases of the Spanish flu. John Maffett and wife are two of the victims of Spanish influenza. At Redland, W.K. Walton and all the Campbell family are on the sick list. Dr. Tower is now around again as usual attending to business after being sick with the Spanish influenza. Mrs. J.U. Freed, Joe Burton, Mr. & Mrs. Ford Cochran were on the sick list with the flu. Mrs. T.A. Campbell who has been very sick in a Miami hospital was taken to the home of her daughter Mrs. C.W. Hill this week.

On Monday, the county School Board ordered all the schools of Dade county closed and to remain closed until the influenza has abated.

EDITORIAL: Germany’s Peace Offer. Germany is not penitent for the awful crimes inflicted upon civilians of conquered nations, but feels something must be done to stop the onrush of the triumphant allies.

Tales of Pioneer Days (edited) - George W. Moody. (Born in Georgia, moved to Florida in 1882 and ran a store in St. Lucie County for 13 years. Finally moved to Miami in 1899, a short time after the railroad was completed.) I decided to open a store in Cutler, 15 miles south of Miami. There were eight or ten houses in the tract at the time. We located our homestead in the Naranja section with no one living anywhere near us. Subsequently, I sold the homestead to Major Hugh Gordon, son of General John B. Gordon, the famous Confederate general. Kept a store in Cutler for five years and then moved south to Perrine. I started the Naranja store in 1903. The old post office building was the first building and the store was second. At first, there was a log schoolhouse on the corner opposite Will Anderson’s store; when the fine new Farm Life School was built, Silver Palm, Redland, Naranja, Princeton and Modello united in a combination school.

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