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A century ago in the local papers
October 24, 2011 - Bill Ackerbauer
Today I spent some quality time flipping through some very old local newspapers, and as I came to the cover of the Morning Herald of Oct. 24, 1911, I realized that I was looking at "breaking news" from exactly one century ago.
Over the next few days, I'll post a few items from the Morning Herald and Gloversville Leader of Fall 1911, which seems to have been a time when jobs were plentiful, judging from the help-wanted ads.
I'm pretty sure the contact information in this advertisement is no longer up to date, but you can still "telephone your wants" to us at (518) 725-8616.
Ah, how I pine for the days when a man could purchase a reversible sulky plow for just 35 bucks. I'm sure I paid at least twice that for my new reversible sulky plow last year.
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