July 20, 2023

In Retrospect

100 YEARS AGO JULY 20, 1923

James Inskeep is the owner of an interesting old paper printed in May, 1870. Its name is the Richwood Bulletin and while the portion which gave the publisher’s name is gone, it seems to have been issued as an advertising sheet. However, several interesting news notes appear. One of these told of the shipments of grain and livestock form Richwood from may, 1869, to May, 1870. At that time the schools were divided into primary, intermediate and high school departments, with a total enrollment of 183 pupils. What is now called the Erie railroad was at that time called the Atlantic & Great Western Railway. In a news note the old paper says that 237 barrels of eggs were shipped from Richwood in April 1870. There are many names …

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