Baseball, Barns and Businesses

Cleveland vs. Camden Baseball Score Card – Unknown Date

Baseball and Business

I have a problem. I can’t walk by a document, photo album or piece of advertising that has some sort of historical significance to the Cleveland area and not pick it up. That was the case with this vintage Cleveland vs. Camden Baseball score card.

So, we will associate this document with each of the individuals in our community tree. That’s a given. But, to me, the treasure is in the business ads. Each of these ads will be cropped individually and added to our repository and linked in the community tree to both the individual and the business.

Cropped business advertisement extracted from the program.

Stone Barn Documents

I’m always impressed with the emails that come in from people who have read the Stone Barn article and want to share their personal memories of this iconic location. On occasion, they will include a fact or photo that I’m setting to side, eventually updating the article with the new additions.

The below survey, Annual Report of the Department of Agriculture for the Year Ending 1911, New York State, p.44e is a transcription of the survey that was mentioned by one of our readers. It really has a wealth of information, so I’m adding the transcription into our repositories.

Farm No. 16

Question Response
Name and address of owner. C. W. Knight, Rome, N.Y.
Name and address of manager or person giving information. C. M. Gray, West Vienna
Location of farm, post-office address and railroad station. Farm located three miles northeast of Cleveland on Ontario and Western Railroad
For what date does description represent conditions on your place? Following account correct September 29, 1909.
Date began making certified milk; number of quarts produced daily at start and number of quarts produced daily now No record of date of beginning to make certified milk; Now producing 500 quarts.
Name of commission under which working Supervised by Milk Commission of Medical Society of County of New York.
Where is the milk sold and is it handled direct or through a dealer Milk sold in New York through three dealers.
Distance hauled from farm to railroad depot or city Hauled by wagon two and one-quarter miles to the farm station on railroad.
Distance from market Distance from market 287 miles.
Is milk bottled on farm where produced Milk bottled on farm.
What breed of cows is kept Cows are grade Guerneys, Jerseys, Holsteins and natives.
Was the stable newly built for the purpose or is it an old stable rebuilt, Give estimated cost.  Storage overhead? Stable is new costing $45,000.  Storage over part.
Give the strong and weak points of your dairy building as you observe them? Find no trouble from cows on concrete.  Artificial heat in the stable, but do not believe it is quite the thing; perhaps when thermometer is much below zero it is all right for a day or so.  No objection to storage loft, provided there is a tight ceiling and floor overhead.  Manure is handled by wheelbarrows.
How are the buildings ventilated? Ventilation is by chimney air shafts as outlets from the floor; fresh air from the tops of the windows.
Are the dairy buildings new, or old buildings reconstructed?  Give estimated cost. No dairy building, use rooms in the building adjoining one end of the stable.
What are the strong and weak points of your dairy building? NA
What is the estimated cost of equipment in the dairy building? Dairy equipment cost $1,000.
What is your feeding practice? After morning milking, feed 20 pounds of ensilage and 5 pounds of grain, composed of: oil meal, 1 pound; cotton-seed meal, 1 pound; bran ,3 pounds.  A little corn-meal is sometimes used.  Cows salted separately.  Five or 6 pounds of hay is feed at 11 a.m.; at 2 p.m. more hay.  After afternoon milking grain ration repeated, followed by a little hay.
What is your source of water supply? Water supply is pumped from running brooks, 800 feet distant.
Do you find any difficulty in securing competent help? Labor not difficult to secure if paid fairly well and treated well.
What is the net price you receive for your milk? Net price received for milk is eight and one-half cents.
Does it pay you to make certified milk?  If not, how much more do you think you should get to make a fair profit? At this price it hardly pays; one-half cent more would make a profit.
State in order the points you consider most in need of thought and attention in the production of certified milk? Most need of thought and attention – cleanliness in miling; clean cows; sterilizing of utensils.
What, if any, of the requirements governing your work do you consider the onerous? Most onerous requirement relates to help.
Is a night watchmen kept? Night watchman not kept.
Method of cleaning cows before milking. Cows are cleaned by brushing and currying before each miling, then four or five cows are washed as follows:  The flank and sides, when necessary, but always the udder; toweling used, one and one-half by two feet, one towel to a cow if cow is dirty, otherwise one towel to four or five cows.  Washer goes ahead of milkers and the towels are used dripping wet.  The udders are then dried with a dry towel, three or four cows with each towel.  A very little washing powder is used at each milking; no antiseptics used.
Bedding Sawdust used for bedding.
Method of sealing milk. Milk sealed according to requirement of supervising commission.
Are the cows out every day? Cows are out when fair and not too cold, averaging twice or three times a week in winter.
Milk production per cow. Milk production averages nine quarts per day; a cow is milked from twelve to fifteen months.

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