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Around 1900, Fred H. Lum, Jr., the son of the first Mayor of Chatham, drove the family carriage to the railroad station to pick up his father.  Not finding his father, “Fred was about to turn away when a voice hailed, ‘Say[,] Lum – how about taking us home?  Something must have happened to George’. The speaker was a family friend, Dr. Frank Fuller of Madison, whose estate was near the Chatham line and who frequently used this station.  Happy to oblige a neighbor, Fred drew alongside and was introduced to – – yes, it actually was the renowned humorist. . . Mark Twain!!”

Edna Van Sickle Budd, Fishawack Papers, vol. 1, p. 58

 – Research Provided by Reference Librarian Robert Schriek

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