Did you know we have archives of all the North Manchester Newspapers, some even going back to the 1800s? Bound editions and microfilm copies can be found in the NMPL Indiana Room for research or pleasure reading.
We pulled out an 1870 issue of the the North Manchester Journal, published on Thursday, May 22nd to see what was happening in town 139 years ago!
On the front page was a stern lecture on proper courting habits from a New York minister. "It is a disgusting fact that palaver of lovers is worse than the purring of cats," Rev. Goss stated.
Turning our attention to more local matters, the comings and goings of certain Liberty Mills residents were outlined in fascinating detail! Judge Comstock appears to be on the mend (from his dive into the dam perhaps!?), Isaac Beaver's baby girl is as handsome as an "amsden peach", and the "bold and daring Colnel" got "badly scooped by his girl"!
Stop by the Indiana Room on your next visit to peruse our newspaper archives!
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