105-year-old stove gets second life through museum

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Rhonda Earley always thought the old Home Pride cast iron stove that sat in her Seymour kitchen was something special.

It wasn’t that Earley had used the stove to prepare meals for her family. She hadn’t.

Originally, the stove belonged to Earley’s grandparents, Clarence and Millie Karcher of Wheeling, W. Va. The Karchers were married in 1909, which would have been around the time they purchased the stove, Earley said.

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