Our Town 100 Years Ago: July Part II
July 20, 2022
July Part 2
July 1896 offered a lot of storms, locally and across the nation. There was dissent in the Democratic party on who to nominate for President, storms in South Dakota and Nebraska killed livestock and ruined crops, a war in Cuba with Spain was showing heavy losses for the Spanish, and gold reserves here in the U.S. were growing as banks made good on their treasury promises. The following news items are taken from the July 17, 24 and 31, 1896 editions of the Jefferson Valley Zephyr. The accompanying photo is an ad from July, 1896.
A CLOUDBURST: Last Sunday, between 1 and 2 o'clock,...