Friday, November 28, 2008
Moravia Union - December 4, 1996
Looking back in history: Dec. 10, 1856: Sometime in 1856, the town of Jerome was named for the blind son of Horace Lyon, the first postmaster. Jerome was a booming town for a time during the coal mining era. One of the early school teachers in Jerome, Theodore P. Shontz (sic), later became famous for his work in the railroad industry and the Panama Canal.