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microfish ala Google

New postby Jon » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:38 am

I always loved going to the library when I was younger and getting some good ol fashion microfiche.

I have found that google has a lot of articles from the late 1800's to today archived online. Some require a subscription to NYtimes, and others are free to view. I love reading old articles and old stories. Most is blah every day things, but even seeing some of the other stories of context is interesting. Sometimes the advertisements make me chuckle.

Catskills are full! 1907

Story of a murderer in Catskill NY 1874

Guns drawn at the Peekamoose club over fishing 1896

Two articles about Two murderers who are running from the cops to Fleischmann's, also a gambling-police bribery ring exposed.

Pre ashokan reservoir Article about NYC tapping Adirondaks or Catskills (they say catskills only has enough water to supply NYC for 20 years!) 1905

NYT article about land purchases for NYC aquaduct. 1899

NYT article about Aqaduct 1909

Explosion kills 11 with 400 lbs of dynamite building the Aquaduct 1910

Completion of the Great Hudson Aquaduct. ~1912

Anyways just a cool way to look up some history if you got any keywords. Maybe searching for some of the old hamlet and town names from the late 1800's might bring up more results.
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Re: microfish ala Google

New postby SNEAKers » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:04 am

Really cool stuff, I'm going to try to read all of these articles! Either the NY Post or Daily News runs a vintage article every Sunday, usually an intriguing crime story. I always enjoy reading them, especially when they quote the original newspaper articles. It's great to see the English language evolve even from 100 years ago!
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Re: microfish ala Google

New postby Jon » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:40 pm

yah when I see "to-day". Like it was two words, and we got lazy in the past 80 years or something.
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