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Our Town 125 and 100 Years Ago: April, Part II

April, Part II

In 1897, April was ending with similarities and some definite differences to events in the current day. Macedonia was being invaded by Grecian insurgents; Theodore Roosevelt was nominated to be assistant secretary of the Navy; the second fastest boat in the world, the torpedo boat No. 3 went 25 knots an hour on its trial voyage; hogs arriving at the Chicago stockyards in March were averaging 8 pounds lighter than February and 16 pounds lighter than the previous year; severe flooding continued in the southeast; and the provincial legislature of British Columbia passed a bill prev...

 

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