Lumber Was Cheap  
 

 

Lumber Was Cheap.

In May 1836, an order regarding the first covered bridge across Middle Fork at Paris showed that the weather boarding cost $1.20 per hundred feet, nails 9 per pound, for fills and an approach to the bridge on the North side, $37.50; for fill and approach to bridge on South side, $25. James A. Abernathy was the contractor.

Source: The Monroe County Appeal Centennial Edition dated August 13, 1931; submitted by Mary Beth Kirtlink.

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