|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of
the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/3/1907.
The truthfulness of the following snake story is vouched for by several
of the county's best citizens and we are constrained to believe it is true
although it does sound a little like a farmer's dream. One day last
week while hunting bees in the woods near Freed, Rev. Willis Shimer and
Dow Collins killed 18 copper-head and 7 rattle snakes on a piece of ground
not larger than a sheep's skin.