1900s · New York · Newspapers · Strike · Words

December 8, 1962–NY Newspapers Shattered by Strikes

Last week, I passed a quaint little print shop in a town in Washington. I longed to go inside and just see what they were! I have had a life-long fascination with words. And that includes the look of words, as well as their meanings. In fact, some of my favorite words are the ones that look… Continue reading December 8, 1962–NY Newspapers Shattered by Strikes

1800s · Inventors · Machines · Newspapers · Printing · Words

November 28, 1814–The Times of London is Printed Using Mass Generation Technology

Author’s Note: As we started this project–this little history blog–I thought I’d enjoy writing about topics I know and I’d love learning about new topics. This has been the case for sure. However, as I was preparing to write about this topic, a new realization hit me. I love inventions!! I love technology inventions!! I… Continue reading November 28, 1814–The Times of London is Printed Using Mass Generation Technology

Book Burning · Books · North Dakota · Words

November 9, 1973–Slaughterhouse Five Books Burned in North Dakota

42 years ago today, one of the news stories of the day was the burning of Slaughterhouse Five. Residents in North Dakota had enough of this book and had decided to burn it in anger–protesting because they thought it was too strong for children to be reading. Of all stories I could have picked today,… Continue reading November 9, 1973–Slaughterhouse Five Books Burned in North Dakota