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Neil Armstrong steps on the moon...

Item # 615421

July 21, 1969

WAPAKONETA DAILY NEWS, Ohio, July 21, 1969 

* Best issue to have on this historic event ?
* Neil Armstrong's hometown newspaper

A great issue on this significant event as this newspaper is from Neil Armstrong's hometown. Typically issues of this date carried a headline "Man Walks On Moon" but this hometown newspaper personalized the report honoring their local hero with: "NEIL STEPS ON THE MOON" (see).
This is likely the only newspaper in the country with such a headline, and not being able to have a newspaper from where the event happened, this would be the next best thing.
The front page photo shows Neil's parents. The issue is complete in 10 pages, a pinkish stain near the upper right, light toning, generally nice. A very scarce issue given the limited press run from such a small town.

Category: The 20th Century

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