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1849-1899

Butz Florists – Almost As Old As the County

The following is an excerpt from: Bridges to the Past, A Pictorial History of Lawrence County by Donald W. Fox (1994) The firm’s history began in 1850 when Paul Butz, a Swiss immigrant with experience in Europe’s horticultural and botanical gardens, purchased six acres of uncultivated land in New Castle and …

photo of our 0riginal five postal carriers

Pickup or Delivery

By Betty Hoover DiRisio, LCHS Volunteer Prior to 1887, mail was held at our local post office for patrons to claim. If letters or parcels were left unclaimed, a notice would be advertised in the newspapers with the addressee’s name. Once published, “Advertised mail” incurred a claim fee. Free Mail …

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