Harrisurgers in the West; Steckley family mentioned. 1898

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Harrisurgers in the West; Steckley family mentioned. 1898 - IIAItRISH CROCUS IX TIIJE WEST. Mr. and Mis....
IIAItRISH CROCUS IX TIIJE WEST. Mr. and Mis. limit z See Old Friends and Many Interesting Mights. . S. H. Kautz, the Thirteenth street hardware hardware hardware - dealer, who has been traveling in the far West with his wife, thus writes entertainingly to the "Telegraph" of whom he has met and what he has seen while away. He states : Wayne, Neb., Sept. 2. Dear Harrisburg Telegraph: I do not, wish to take up much of your space, but I would like to answer your ever appreciated news, as Mrs. Kautz and myself are constant readers readers of the "Telegraph" when at home. We wanted to be kept in touch with you when away. We have been receiving the "Telegraph" "Telegraph" since we have been on our western visit, which so far has included Chicago, Omaha and the Trans - Mississippi Exposition, Exposition, Lincoln, Neb.; Denver, Col.; 'Colorado 'Colorado Springs, Manatou, and the top of Pike's Peak and Pueblo, Denver. You can imagine the feelings of Harrisburgers meeting each other in this far off land. Last Friday as we were standing - on the corner of Pike's Peak avenue awaiting a street car to convey us to the foot of Pike's Peak, imagine our feelings when we saw Mr. George RoHrer, son of our townsman,, Mr. Frank Rohrer. George is now in the employ of the Pullman Palace Car Company. Company. His wife is also a Harrisburg girl. Friday was Bankers' Day at Colorado Springs, and Mr. Charles Kunkle, the banker from Harrisburg, was also at Colorado Colorado Springs, and as we ascended the top of Pike's Peak, imagine our feelings again in seeing three more Harrisburgers, the Misses Gardner and their sister, Mrs. Steckley. Mrs. Steckley was a former Harrisburger and married one of Contractor Contractor Steckley's sons. Mr. Steckley and family are now living in Lincoln, Neb. I could say much about Pike's Peak, but suffice it to say it is simply grand to ascend ascend to the top, and when there you are 14,147 feet above level of sea. The distance distance is 8 9 - 10 of a mile and 11 miles high tip in the air. Overcoats and wraps were worn while, we Avere up. I cut some moss flowers from a rock on top the Peak, am bringing it along home. Let me say a word about Nebraska. In one county, Madison, the wheat will yield 25 bushels to the acre ; corn they consider fair, say 45 bushels to the acre up to 65. Quite a number of the farmers are taking the second crop of grass from their fields. Nebraska land is black and rich. It has been extremely hot on our trip, but is getting a little cooler now. We expect to start home shortly. " I have been reading in your paper about Camp Meade. w

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  2. 05 Sep 1898, Mon,
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