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Vol.6 No.51 - 7/6/1872
Vol.17 No.2 - 7/15/1882
Courtesy of the New York State Historical Association Library, Cooperstown, N.Y (.PDF files)
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Opinion


From Dawn to Dusk

Below is a brief excerpt taken from the first edition of The Richfield Springs Mercury, as published back in 1867. The clip was provided by our History Column contributor, Tom Heiz. While things change over time, some things stay the same, as reflected in the words below.


“July 18 1867

To our readers;

  It now appears to be decided that the rapid growth of Richfield Springs is a sure guarantee of the success and permancy of a weekly newspaper, consequently we make the experiment with the hope that all citizens will do all they can to help and assist the enterprise.

There is no cheaper article in the market than the newspaper-nothing that is more richly worth the money that is demanded for it. A dollar and a half for a continual and varied source of reading through the year, is what must be pronounced by all as cheap indeed. And it is a sum of which but few cannot afford to pay.”

 


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