Friday, October 21, 2011

An odd way to celebrate a wedding...

From Early History and Pioneers of Champaign County, p. 26:

"When he came here, Charles Tiernan, father of Frank Tiernan, had the only store here.  He relates an incident of attending the wedding of David Cantner at the residence of  T. R. Webber.  He and others, during the night, tied a coon to a long pole and planted it in front of the house by way of celebrating the happy event, and T. R. Webber climbed the pole in the morning and cut it down." 

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