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1935 Rockville, Maryland school bus disaster...
Item # 650383
April 12, 1935
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 12, 1935
* Williamsport, Maryland High School
* Rockville, Maryland bus disaster (1st report)
* Anna Katherine Green death
* American poet and novelist
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "13 STUDENTS DIE AS TRAIN HITS BUS, CARRIES IT A MILE" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the school bus - train collision at Rockville, Maryland involving high school students from Williamsport, MD.
The top of page 23 has a one column heading: "ANNA K. GREEN DIES; NOTED AUTHOR, 88" with subheads and photo. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 46 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