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Our Town 100 Years Ago: May Part 1

One would think that things were a lot different back in 1896, and in many ways they were. But, some things were much like today. In May 1896, headlines included destructive tornadoes in Kansas, a fire in a Colorado town that left at least 2000 people homeless, high-profile murder trials, and trouble in the Middle East. Locally, the Jefferson Valley Zephyr stories reflect, to some extent, the happenings of the country. The following are taken as written (with some content excluded) from the Zephyr.

WAS CRUEL MURDER: On Friday, probably, a brutal murder was committed less than one mile from...


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