There are even stories from my hometown of Arkansas City, Kan. And, in case you were wondering how much all of this news cost in 1889, a one-year subscription was $1.50.
Mostly all of the stories, with no pictures mind you, were typical of today’s publication. The four pages included short articles about the weather, the city council meeting on Monday night and what the farmers were planting.
And, apparently in 1889, people had better vision. It’s probably because they didn’t spend their days in front of a computer or TV screen. The type point on the page is too small for my aging eyes, that’s for sure.
Mark your calendar for July 11 to join us as we try to read together about the Royal baby or an interesting article, for girls only, about how to grow seeds with a sponge. Bring your own magnifying glass and maybe one to share.
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