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Looking back in time

100 years ago

Clarion Democrat

Oct. 6, 1921

William Sansom


uWithin the recent past there has been projected, organized and is now being constructed one of the greatest and most useful industrial plants ever established in or near Clarion. The Clarion Brick and Tile Company, located on what was formerly the old Ruth Wilson farm. The company owns and operates leasehold of approximately 54 acres of land underlain with a very high grade of clay in three veins. The main building will be about 100 by 200 feet with sufficient auxiliary buildings. Two boilers have just been installed with a capacity of 300-horse power in the boiler house. A large Westinghouse air compressor has been installed and is now ready to furnish air for drilling. The pug mill has a capacity of handling material for 35,000 bricks per day. The first four kilns are ready to go into operation. A shipping switch of the L.E.F.&C. Railroad with a capacity of 12 cars extends along one side. When in operation the plant will employ from 40 to 50 men.

The Fort Pitt Powder Company has begun dismantling the Putneyville plant. It was established in 1912 and while the war caused successful production faulty construction and arrangements of buildings has caused the destruction of the plant.

There will be an address on the interesting and important subject of immigration in the First Baptist Church by Miss May Huston of New York.

A most disgraceful and outrageous brawl is reported to have taken place in the Mays billiard room in Clarion last Saturday evening. It is said it was caused by a too-large consumption of bootleg whiskey. The participants were properly hunted up and taken before Burgess Wilson.

Last Thursday night the store of Charles Shalala was raided and the owner was charged with selling booze or moonshine. A quantity of the stuff was found in the place and Mr. Shalala and his partners were arrested and fined $100 each. This case calls attention to other suspected bootleggers some of whom, it is alleged, are carrying on the making of and selling of moonshine right in the homes they live in.

A fierce windstorm sweeping up from the south caused a vast amount of damage in the western end of the state. Clarion County suffered considerable damage in spots. It struck Foxburg a stunning blow, tearing roofs off of buildings and blowing down telephone and telegraph poles. One Turkey City man had no less than 12 fruit trees uprooted. In Clarion the house being erected by Ed Heeter on East 8th Avenue was blown down and one workman injured.

The state police brought two men to Clarion from the Tylersburg vicinity who were charged with stealing bootleg or moonshine booze from some parties and sold it to some other parties. It appears about $600 of booze was recovered.

Compiled by Randy Bartley

CLARION - Armstrong Indiana Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission (AICDAC) and Clarion Drug Free Coalition (CDFC) partnered with local youth and Eagle Scout candidate Chandler Fescenmyer to provide a drug trends presentation, Narcan distribution drive thru, and medication take back event at Kn…

CLARION - The annual fall banquet for the Clarion County Republican Committee will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Trinity Point Church of God in Clarion.

CLARION - The Alzheimer's Association is inviting Clarion residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer's by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Clarion County Courthouse in Clarion. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

CLARION - The Clarion Area Chamber of Business and Industry welcomed two new members recently, Mark Aaron, attorney at law and Riverview Intermediate Unit.

CLARION Burns and Burns Insurance of Clarion announces Alexis Burns, executive vice president of Burns and Burns, has been selected as the cover agent for the August edition of the Insurance Agents & Brokers Primary Agent magazine.

CLARION The Clarion Area Chamber of Business and Industry will hold a job and educational fair from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Clarion Mall. This event is sponsored by the Clarion Area Chamber of Business and Industry and Clarion Mall.

CLARION The Clarion County YMCA in coordination with Pennie will be hosting the Health Equity Tour from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 at the Clarion County YMCA, 499 Mayfield Road in Clarion.

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