Saturday, March 21, 2015

100 Years Ago - Rome News-Tribune: Rome Life Wine stolen from basement of Felix Corput House, later Rolater-Montgomery homes

100 Years Ago - Rome News-Tribune: Rome Life

As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago column in the Sunday, March 14, 1965, edition of the Rome News-Tribune

Captain Felix Corput, of Cave Spring, had the misfortune to lose a large quantity of 15-year-old wine which was stored in the cellar of his home, when burglars entered and stole it. At one time Captain Corput was one of the largest growers of wine grapes in this section, having 20 acres planted in them. But he had abandoned the industry later. … Just a year ago on March 13, 1914, the barn of J.L. Denton, of Armuchee, rural letter carrier, was blown away by a cyclone and the contents were widely scattered and destroyed. Again on March 13, 1915, his barn, which had been rebuilt on the same site, and its contents were completely destroyed by fire. Mr. Denton concluded that March 13 was an unlucky date for him.