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Mad Dogs

(Transcribed from Times Daily August 8, 1890, Florence, Alabama

Three dogs reported to be mad, (hydrophobia)  were killed in East Florence last Friday afternoon. On the same evening a little dog, after a fearful struggle, died in one of the rooms of the White building, where The Times is located. The latter died from poison, and it is quite likely that was the trouble with the East Florence dogs.

Child bitten by mad dog (Library of Congress)

Young child bitten by mad dog being treated (Library of Congress)


(Transcribed from Times Daily August 8, 1890, Florence, Alabama)

Mrs. Sarah P. Karsner died Friday morning last, at her old home on Pine street. Her funeral took place from the Presbyterian church Saturday morning and was conducted by Revs. Jno. A. Preston and M. L. Frierson.

Mrs. Karsner was the mother of our townsmen Col. G. W. Karsner and Robert P. Karsner, Esq. She reared a large family of children to whom she was much devoted. In her death Lauderdale county lost another of its oldest citizens. She moved to Florence in 1822.

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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey


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