Buried deep within the pages of America’s newspapers from a century ago are an untold number of amazing stories waiting to be discovered.
The Library of Congress has painstakingly digitized millions of pages from American newspapers published between 1789 and 1924 in a remarkable online collection called Chronicling America. In this first volume of The Yesteryear Gazette, we have collected twenty of the most compelling, moving, humorous and quirky stories from this treasure trove of American newspapers.
– The first newspaper accounts of the 1865 Lincoln assassination.
– The riveting newspaper accounts of the 1893 Lizzie Borden trial.
– The story of the first woman to ride a bicycle around the world.
– Susan B. Anthony’s fascinating and final 1905 in-depth interview.
– The horrifying accounts of the 1903 Chicago theatre fire that killed over 600 people.
– The tragic newspaper accounts of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
– A deeply moving firsthand account of a Titanic survivor.
All of these stories have been carefully transcribed directly from the original newspaper stories. Some have been edited for length or clarity. Each story includes a link to the original newspaper story, as well as links for additional information. Most stories also include a link to a related video. Each story, as well, includes an introduction in order to provide some background and context.
So step into the past and discover what Americans were reading at the breakfast table a hundred years or more ago.