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1894

From Bloomingpedia
Years: 1891 1892 189318941895 1896 1897

Significant events from 1894.

January

  • 2nd - The Briscoe v. Stone trial begins. Samuel Briscoe claimed that he was the illegitimate son of the late William Stone, owner of $15,000 worth of property in the county including the Stone Springs, and thus should receive all the property.
  • 14th - The first meeting of the "Gold Cure" Club takes place. The Gold Cure was a cure for alcoholism that required the user to drink a tonic laced with gold.

Sanford F. Teter becomes a partner in the North End Furniture company, joining the Showers Brothers.

February

  • William Bass files a lawsuit against Wells & Hall of the Acorn Restaurant alleging that they refused to serve him "because he is a colored man." It was the first attempt to enforce the civil rights laws in southern Indiana.

March

  • The Kerr Brothers, on the west side of The Square, sell their restaurant stock to Harry Swindler.

April

May

Ground is broken on Kirkwood Hall.

June

  • Bloomington National Guard units are put on alert to respond to striking coal miners in the southwestern part of the state.

July

August

September

Three grocery stores change hands: James B. Clark sells his grocery on the southeast corner of the square to H.W. Horn of Cloverdale. Joseph Urmey takes sole possession of the Carmichael & Urmey store on the northeast corner of the square, as William Carmichael sets up a shop nearby after buying the A.T. Massy & Co. store.

October

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December

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