19 April 2015

On This Day: Farmers cautioned on diseased cattle

Lancaster County farmers were cautioned On This Day in 1880 about the possibility of diseased cattle. The cattle were imported from Hartford and Cecil Counties in Maryland and sold recently at the Chad’s Ford farmers’ club in Chester County. The disease the cattle may carry is pleuro-pneumonia.   

Source:
 
Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 19 April 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.