Ever wonder what Wisconsin’s news looked like more than a century ago? Thanks to Newspapers.com, we can see what was widely reported during that time – crime, society and politics, all rolled neatly into dozens of newspapers that were widely distributed around the city.
Check out some of the most interesting finds we dug up using this time-machine of a website.
Notice That All Able-Bodied Males Can Be Called to Military Duty, March 1847
A Woman Indicts Her Paramour, Who Fled the City in March 1851
Connaughty and McDonald Found Guilty of Murder, June 1852
Death Penalty Abolished in Wisconsin, July 1853
Lincoln’s Assasination, April 1865
Gold Discovered in Northern Wisconsin, April 1880
Statistics of People in Mental Institutions, May 1890
Police Officers Start Getting a Salary, December 1900
Forest Fires Rage Across Wisconsin, October 1908
Congress Decides on World War I, April 1917
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