Tri-City Ledger -

By Kevin McKinley
Guest Author 

Old newspapers: source of history


June 14, 2018

The James Store in Canoe ran a weekly ad in many local papers in the early 1900s.

Escambia County Alabama was created following the War Between the States. The time immediately after the war was a dark time for many in that much of the infrastructure of the area had been destroyed or was primitive. Literacy rates were not exceptionally high during this era and historical documentation of local events was scattered and sporadic at best.

Yet as our area slowly emerged from the war years, the stream of economic prosperity began to slowly flow south. As the population of our area began to grow with farms, businesses and industry taking hold, the need for news grew as well....

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