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In Years Past

August 22, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, the drought which had injured crops in this section considerably was broken the previous evening by a rain storm which was very welcome to all farmers. A worse storm this afternoon was not so welcome to The Journal office because of the fact that it interfered materially with the long distance telephone wires which were used between Jamestown and Buffalo. The home telephone line was temporarily put out of commission shortly after 2 p.m. in the afternoon. The Bell company maintained connections but the storm made the wires work badly. The rainfall in the afternoon would unquestionably be worth many thousands of dollars to farmers of this region.



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