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April 25, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 25, 1929

* Slocum, the town that blew away
* Anderson County, Texas tornado disaster
* Elinor Smith aviation feat


The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Seven Killed in Texas Village by Tornado; Blizzard Isolates Area About Cheyenne" (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Page 3 has a one column heading: "GIRL IN AIR 26 HOURS, RECORD FOR WOMEN" with subheads and photo. Coverage on aviatrix Elinor Smith.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 60 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