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Bar Harbor fire & Flight 608 disaster....

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October 25, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 25, 1947

* Bar Harbor, Maine fire
* United Airlines Flight 608
* Bryce Canyon, Utah

The front page has a three column headline: "18 DEAD, DAMAGE $25,000,000 AS FOREST FIRES SWEEP ON WIDE NEW ENGLAND AREA" with subheads that include: "Night of Terror Ends Safely Foe Bar Harbor's Refugees" and more. (see) Reporting continues on page 4 & 5 with related photos and map. (see) Loads of text, too much to photograph all.
Also a two column heading on the front page reads: "52 Are Killed as Airliner Crashes and Burns in Utah" with subhead. First report coverage on United Airlines Flight 608 disaster near Bryce Canyon Airport in Utah.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 32 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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