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Daily News history

April 19, 2011 - Nikki Younk
I hope everyone enjoyed my series about The Daily News of 1921 that ran last week.

Plenty of positive feedback, as well as corrections, have come pouring in. An alert reader noticed that I mentioned "dialing" a telephone. He pointed out that most telephones in this area in the 1920s did not yet have dials — the caller would simply pick up the receiver and talk to an operator for service. Another reader told me that "malt extract" was not a strange product to be advertised — it was used for making (illegal) beer.

For further information on local events of 1921, please go to the Dickinson County Library and ask to see microfilm of The Daily News from that year. Reading old papers on the microfilm viewers can give you a headache, so plan to do your research in installments. No one ever said that history was easy...

 
 

 

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