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100 years ago: Oskaloosa Canning Co. closes

March 31, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for March 31, 1910: The end of the Oskaloosa Canning Co. as a corporation came when receiver Weishaar knocked off the entire property of the company to David Inverarity for $2,485 after slow bidding. The company was organized about two years ago with great promise but poor crops, accidents and other factors brought about its ending. It is due to cost stockholders about $500 apiece. There are due to be some efforts to restore the firm but there are doubts this can be done. . . . There is warfare among musicians with John Buch who has led a famous band for years saying he resents J.C. McCanles who was elected new leader trying to change the name of the band. Buch contends there was a split that left him in charge of the band. Buch left with a few faithful followers and he is now trying to organize a new group of minstrels on the order of his famed past band. . . . The dairy herd at Haskell Institute has been given the tuberculin test for the second time and 21 of the 80 milk cows show the presence of tuberculosis. Farmers believe the tests rather than the cows are at fault and that continued use of the current test could wipe out the dairy business.

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