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

MAY: Part I

By May in 1897, the long cold, snowy winter had finally receded and allowed spring to arrive. While the rest of the country and the world were embroiled in war, natural disasters, and front-page crime, life was still a little more docile here in our valley. People in Virginia were shaken by an earthquake; the Globe Savings Bank in Chicago had failed due to the mismanagement by its officers; in Fresno, California, a spurned man killed a woman and her daughter and then himself; war between Greece and Turkey was still on the front page; and in New York City, a blaze in a storage wareh...


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