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The Itemizer, March 12, 1878, pg 1, col 3

Our Fat Men.

The other day a number of our wieldy individuals, some sixteen in number, congregated in the express office to be weighed, the most of them being upon Washington Street at the time within a short distance of the office.
Esq. Woodin has taken pains to get the weights of several more with the following result:

Christian F. Beck,…277
Ed. Archer,…260
Capt. A.D. Perkins,…257
Ph. Nadeau, Ex-Sheriff,…255
Benj. Dansard,…251
Dr. Chas. T. Southworth,…245
Thos. Strong,…242
Thos. Moore,…234
John C. Whipple,…232
L.E. Woodin, Ex-Sheriff, 231
Lewis Darrah,…230
John Roesler,…228
Thos. Plues,…224
John Duclo,…224
Harry A. Conant,…221
Chas. Briggs,…219
Chas. Weier,…218
Gersham Bulkley,…216
John Ellis, Sheriff,…215
John Wahl,…214
Geo. P. Rapp,…213
Phillip W. Fishburn,…211
Burton Parker,…211
Joseph Weier,…211

Total weight, 5,539 lbs; average of first twelve, 245 1-6; average of last twelve, 217 ¼; general average 230 19-24.
Are there any towns in the state the size of Monroe, that can do better?
The Itemizer, March 12, 1878, pg 1, col 3

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