In celebration of Mark Twain’s 176th birthday, here’s a link to his satirical account of life in a fictional newspaper office, inspired by his experiences as a printer and journalist in Tennessee in the 1850s.
We’ve almost reached the half way mark. There are now 47,982 pages of Tennessee newspapers available on Chronicling America.
The update includes a copy of this April 15, 1865, Extra edition of the Nashville Daily Union, announcing President Lincoln’s death. Note the heavy black lines between the columns and around the border; a visual device used by newspapers to signify the death of a prominent person.