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From: Cedar & Stone <>
Subject: Re: obits BARK for TANNING
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 10:17:59 -0400
References: <OF6E597881.664FF904-ON052568CE.00609579@manchester.edu> <39095A46.D2185790@worldnet.att.net>


They used the bark at the mills they had...they used bark in the tanning
process... will give more details this weekend when I find the book I saw it
in. Somebody on line must have a book from PA that describes bark tanning
process--that is what the bark was used for.

gordon curry wrote:

> This is the second reference I have read about Brethren members falling
> beneath the wagon carrying a load of bark. My question is, what did they
> do with bark? Why bother with the bark when wood was so plentiful?


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