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PART II—MESKER, a fashionable word used by Mt. Carroll residents in the 1889’s had mostly faded away by the turn-of-the century, it being replaced by such activities as Bicycling or Roller Rinks and later the Spanish American War with expanded horizons such as Manila, the Philippines, Guam, Puerto Rico and Cuba, all ceded to America by Spain—for twenty million dollars, that is. Admiral Dewey and Theodore Roosevelt were names that overshadowed Mesker Brothers by 1900.
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