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A Singular Custom.

In Ohio there is a curious colony. A certain' number of women, for several years past' have been renowned for the most 'astounding custom. The women have, as a rule, luxuriant hair, and-in this State it would appear that it is exceptionally fine and abundant Our shrewd cousins have fbnhd' it more- profitable to sell their hair than to wear it, and they treat it as if it were so much timber. A bargain is made; signed, and sealed, with Certain speculators. The women’s shaved evety four years, and die proceeds sold at a high rale, we are told. From the ages ot 15 to 45 there are sev&t s good “ crops,” and they deharvest but, when the final shiyes have taken place the hair that -regains is. stiff that it is hardly ifice bair at/all, iand the matrons of tlvs locality "have the greatest difficulty to kefep h ; within the bounds of the cap or

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A Singular Custom., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 281, 1 March 1881

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A Singular Custom. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 281, 1 March 1881

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