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In Their Own Words

December 31, 1902

New Year’s Even Shenanigans Led to Arrest

This entry in the journal of John Girardeau Legare of Darien show’s that New Year’s revelry is not just a modern-day problem:

“…Sam Haywood, the mill watchman, came over drunk on Monday night; made considerable disturbance on the place, first by cursing and shooting at Charles Powell, the shot making large holes through the house he was in. He then threatened to shoot the foreman, Smith King. I had Sam arrested yesterday on two warrants. …”

Source: Buddy Sullivan, ed. The Darien Journal of John Girardeau Legare, Ricegrower, The University of Georgia Press, Athens & London, 2010, p. 72.