This Day in Dayton, 22 September
On September 21 and 22, 1871 (Wednesday and Thursday) both the Journal and the Courier reported Crane Culver’s Store at Culver’s Station had been burglarized on Tuesday evening. The thieves tried to blow open the safe, but only succeeded in ruining the lock. Only a few articles of small value were taken. (Culver's Station was later renamed Crane Station, and is now officially known as North Crane.)
On September 23, 1871, the Journal reported that “a worthy farmer friend of ours, from Sheffield township, who has not subscribed for the Journal, but wishes he had” had brought in a “mammoth pippin” of over a foot in circumference. Possibly had he been a subscriber, his name would have been given!