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Our Town 100 Years Ago: October Part II


October 26, 2022

Jefferson Valley Museum

In late October 1896, the focus was on the upcoming November election. But there was plenty of other news on the front page. A hurricane caused severe damage to resorts at Coney Island, a Brit beat American Johnny Murphy for the bantamweight boxing world title, and notorious highwayman Albert Hence Downen is arrested in Denver and confesses to at least 50 hold-ups around Denver. The focus in Whitehall was also leaning toward the election but regular life continued on as well. The following are taken as written from October 16, 23, and 30th, 1896 editions of the Jefferson Valley Zephyr. The...

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