At the NJ Digital Newspaper Office, we enjoy looking around our historical newspapers to see what happened at this time in years past. Here’s a brief selection of what we found for the week of April 19-25.
Much of the news in late Aprils past involved outdoor sights and activities. The April 24, 1911 Newark Evening Star carried an article about young men who were inspired by cowboys to travel west–from New York City to Newark!
The April 20, 1904 Perth Amboy Evening News lamented the lack of parks for people to enjoy, showing a photo of “housebound” people with the comment “These people have nowhere to go.”
The April 22, 1896 Jersey City News carried an advertisement not for bicycles, but for bicycle handlebars! Hopefully riders enjoyed bicycling in nice weather no matter which handlebar they chose.