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Our Town 125 and 100 Years Ago...April, Part I



April, Part I

By April 1897, people in our Jefferson Valley were ready for spring. It had been a long snowy winter. Around the USA and the world, the weather was just one concern. Politics, war, and natural disasters were making headlines. The war in Cuba was still raging, and the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. was debating a tariff on gelatine glue and on unrefined bauxite. A massive break in a Mississippi levee required 10,000 men to try to keep the situation from getting any worse and cyclones did massive damage in Arkansas and Texas. The following local news items are taken...

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