26 March 2015

On This Day: Salisbury remembers George Boots

Salisbury Township recalled George Boots On This Day in 1880. The Intelligencer’s correspondent writes of the death of Boots, one of the area’s oldest citizens.  

Boots is described as being colored, living on Welsh Mountain, and peculiar. He has “claimed that he had seen 150 returns of Christmas Day,” although his exact age is unknown. Boots had been able to recall the Revolutionary War as well.

Source:
Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 26 March 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. 

 

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.
                

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.