Happy March 1st. For those of us in Pennsylvania, March is coming in like a lion. There is nothing better than a snowy day to do a little genealogy research or step back in time to see what things were like on this day in another year. You can do just that by visiting the Library of Congress’s site, Chronicling America.
The site boasts 5 million historic newspaper pages from 25 different states from 1836-1922. I clicked on the One Hundred Years Ago and was taken to the Evening Ledger, which was published in Philadelphia. You can sort to show papers from a particular state as well, even by year.
Enjoy your snowy Sunday by browsing old newspapers, when times were simpler, and Sunday’s really were leisurely.