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26/40 1871 newspapers

The newspapers on display were originally published in Manistee in October 1871. Both issues of the Manistee Times, the large one dated October 11, 1871 and the small one dated October 14, 1871, are significant because they are the first newspapers that were published directly after the Great Fire of 1871 which destroyed roughly two-thirds of the city.

Read more about Manistee's Great Fire:

A photograph taken before the Great Fire of 1871

"The sigh was fearfully grand"

The aftermath of the Great Fire


Things left behind after the Great Fire

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