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  • Randy & Lorraine Decker
    Completely slipped my mind as well I knew I had an old add from the Hair and Woolen mill glad I found it! ... From: paul larner To:
    Message 1 of 10 , Jan 26, 2000
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      Completely slipped my mind as well I knew I had an old add from the Hair and
      Woolen mill glad I found it!
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: paul larner <pklarner@...>
      To: <FJGRailroad@onelist.com>
      Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2000 12:32 AM
      Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Hair Mill


      > From: "paul larner" <pklarner@...>
      >
      > Plastering was a big use. Most of the houses that had plaster walls used
      > "hair" plaster. The hair was a binder, I suppose. Surely you have
      noticed
      > that when remodeling an older home, the plaster doesn't break away clean.
      > Hadn't recalled that, when we were talking earlier. Then there's a
      > generation that never saw a real plastered wall.
      >
      > PKL
      >
      >
      > >From: "Randy & Lorraine Decker" <rldecker@...>
      > >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@onelist.com
      > >To: <FJGRailroad@onelist.com>
      > >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Hair Mill
      > >Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 23:54:04 -0500
      > >
      > >I stopped to see Ira tonight but he was sleeping when I got there he has
      > >taken a fall and has been through some of those wonderful tests at the
      > >hospital lately. But he is still able to talk Railroad I just have to
      > >catch
      > >him at a better time I will ask about the hair mill then In the meantime
      I
      > >have a little info on what the hair was used for. It most likely was
      not
      > >used in the glue making process( my guess?) I found an old advertisement
      > >for
      > >the D.M. Smith Co. Hair & Wool Packers. from 1890-91 this Co. was owned
      > >and supervised by H.P. Shutts and E.S. Parkhurst and was not, as far as I
      > >can tell, located out on Harrison street at that time, this is early. the
      > >Hair and the Woll were used then for upholstering, saddle manufacturing,
      > >carpet and hat making and of all things Plastering!?
      > >----- Original Message -----
      > >From: Aaron Keller <aakeller@...>
      > >To: <FJGRailroad@onelist.com>
      > >Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2000 6:38 PM
      > >Subject: [FJGRailroad] Hair Mill
      > >
      > >
      > > > From: "Aaron Keller" <aakeller@...>
      > > >
      > > > Haven't heard mention of the Hair Mill in a few years! Ira Barnes
      used
      > >to
      > > > bring it up often.
      > > >
      > > > Hair Mill Pond, as Ira calls it, is the pond on the corner of Harrison
      > > > Street and the Arterial (Rte. 30A). Ira said that the old Cayadutta
      > > > Electric, later FJ&G electric division, crossed the pond on a wooden
      > > > trestle. Right now, the Arterial cuts over what used to be part of
      the
      > >pond
      > > > on backfill. Some of the pond remains, though.
      > > >
      > > > Anyone who knows Ira knows he likes to tell stories... he said that he
      > > > remembers the Hair Mill and Hair Mill Pond well because he grew up on
      > >South
      > > > Boulevard. One time, Ira said, "I ought to know it well; I used to go
      > > > bare-a** swimmin' there every day in the summers."
      > > >
      > > >
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