Updates, highlights & curios

We’ll use this page to post project updates, items of interest, extracts and fragments that we discover in the newspapers as we digitize them; a miscellany of all things newspaper-related. If you have any suggestions of your own, please let us know!

To begin, here’s a quote from the Maury Intelligencer, predicting the historical value of the humble newspaper:

It is much to be regretted that it is not more generally customary to preserve […] for future use the newspaper of the day … In a few years, the newspaper now so lightly esteemed would become the most interesting and accurate daguerreotype of the past, and every year would add to its value …

Columbia, TN. June 21, 1849