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Crumbs from the cracker barrel

August 20, 2003

For the year 1895, Samuel Fernsner and Jake Snyder paid $36 to the trustees of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal to rent the ground on which their general store stood at Four Locks near Clear Spring. Fernsner's granddaughter, Hagerstown-area resident Helen Jayne Sterling, well remembers the Necco jars filled with candy. "The white was peppermint, the pink was the wintergreen, and the brown, of course, was the chocolate, and I loved the chocolate!"

From the Cracker Barrel

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