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First mention of the Loch Ness monster in the Times...

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December 9, 1933

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 9, 1933

* Loch Ness Monster becomes World known
* Nessie mystery widens
* Elmer Layden named Notre Dame head coach 
* The Four Horsemen fame - NCAA college football

Certainly one of the more notable monster or creature searches in recent times is the Loch Ness Monster. Debate continues as to its existence. The very first mention of the Lock Ness Monster in this venerable newspaper was in this issue, with a page 6 article with one column headings: "Scots Will Protect Their Sea Serpent" "Orders Are Issued Not to Shoot or Trap Monster in Whisky Region" with the report beginning: "Official recognition has been given to a strange monster that is supposed to inhabit the waters of Loch Ness & which has become a standing joke among visitors to this part of Scotland, where the strongest whisky is distilled...." with more (see). Much more mention of this curiosity would appear in future issues of the Times and other newspapers, but this was the first.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 34 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. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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