1874 was a terrible year for farming. In August, the grasshoppers came like a cloud and ate everything until the ground was bare. Many tales are told of these times and of how devastating these grasshoppers were,
1876 was another bad year. A flood that year wiped out all of the shocked wheat in just a matter of six or seven hours. Two feet of water covered the whole farm. There was a similar flood in July of 1908. The water was in the cellar, so that Mother's geese swam in and out of the windows. Men were waist deep in water on the road between the houses. Now this year of 1982, there has been a similar flood.
|James and Caroline Dunmire Lynch|
Wedding Picture March 3, 1880
On March 3, 1880, James Lynch married Caroline Eliza Dunmire in Emporia, Kansas. She was the daughter of Reuben and Susanna Cannon Dunmire. Caroline was born in Fulton County, Illinois on January 19, 1863.
|James and Caroline Lynch Wedding |
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