Friday, May 4, 2012

Follow Friday: History's Newsstand Blog

I'm still putting together my DAR supplement, and one of the things I rely upon for sources is newspapers. That's why History's Newsstand Blog was such a fun find for me. Run by newspaper dealer Timothy Hughes, the blog features snippets from different historic newspapers. You can use key words to view posts by state, time period and topic. Limiting the search to material on Connecticut pulls up some features run in The Connecticut Courant in the 1790s (yes, The Hartford Courant does go back that far!). One is a joking piece about selling the rebellious country. What a great way to learn about the past!

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