Monthly Archives: May 2014

Nine Out Of Ten Doctors…

  While hunting through the pages of the 1898 Peterborough Examiner recently, I was struck by the sheer number of ads for patent medicines.  In those un-regulated days, of course, one could pretty much attempt to foist any old concoction … Continue reading

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A New Journalistic Arrival

It makes some sense, I think, to have the first post here be about a newspaper-related beginning in the early history of Peterborough.  On February 3rd, 1872, the roster of the town’s weekly newspapers was increased by one with the first … Continue reading

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