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Keating and Forbes Families and Reminiscences of C. A. Keating, 1758-1920 (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
Discovery Miles 2 700
Keating and Forbes Families and Reminiscences of C. A. Keating, 1758-1920 (Paperback): Cecil A. Keating

Keating and Forbes Families and Reminiscences of C. A. Keating, 1758-1920 (Paperback)

Cecil A. Keating

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...an office off of the back end of our barn and filled it with wagons and plows. (Some of the manufacturers were still spelling wagons with two g's and plows, plough.) Ten per cent was the fire insurance premium and my partner would not pay it until I ordered my undivided half insured and I got finally his consent to both of us insuring by explaining that if the rate was only one per cent it would mean we were in a safe place, but at 10 per cent the risk was ten times as hazardous and I could not take such a risk. That argument settled it and he agreed to insure. OUR FIRST BUILDING. We bought 90x100 feet on Elm and Jefferson about 1876, paying for it $1,200, and put this structure on it. People were so honest in those days that in setting up wagons and implements the tools would be left in the sand where the men quit work and were always found undisturbed the next morning. A stiff wind hit this building one night and our roof went skyward. CORNER OF ELM AND JEFFERSON About 1878 we put up the building with the lettering on it, building it of brick. We used to drive through from one door to the other and unload from the wagons onto galleries on both sides and carry our set up implements under the galleries and for economy sake we got along with a clay floor except in the little corner cut off for our office, which was a board floor. Not a month after we commenced to occupy it, my partner in good faith declared it too large for us and wanted to rent out a portion of it. I would not consent and quickly filled it with goods. The streets around it show the original sand, no paving then existed and the curb to mark the side walk was of plank and laid by myself and some niggers and the sand for the sidewalk taken out of the street. That part of the building not lette...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Cecil A. Keating
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 46
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-96970-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-235-96970-3
Barcode: 9781235969706

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