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Pages From Before
29 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
In the third full episode of "Pages From Before," we look at some decidedly American stories from the state of New Jersey. 1870 - "Fourth of July Celebrations" from the July 8 West-Jersey Pioneer 1920 - "Women Oppose Men With Past" from the Oct. 12 Perth Amboy Evening News 1970 - "Schools Opening Next Wednesday" from the Sep. 3 Lyndhurst Commerical Leader 1995 - "Officials Shoot Down Comcast Request For a New Cellular Tower" from the May 11 South Plainfield Reporter BONUS - "Underground Railroad" from the Dec. 2, 1870 West-Jersey Pioneer
31 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
In the second full episode of Pages From Before, we bring you stories from Pennsylvania with more Americana than ever before! 1870 - "A New Horror!" from the Apr. 27 Philadelphia Daily Evening Telegraph 1920 - "Mayor Won't Stop Sunday Baseball if for Recreation" from the July 3 Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger 1970 - "Eclipse To Stage Darkness At Noon" from the Mar. 1 Pittsburg Press 1995 - "Software Rival Complains of Cold Shoulder from Microsoft" from the Mar. 1 Philadelphia Inquirer BONUS - "Stokowski Couldn't Fool Shrewd Customs Officer" from the Sep. 20, 1920 Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger
29 minutes | Feb 4, 2020
In the first full episode of Pages From Before, we'll read through news stories from the first state to ratify into the union - Delaware! 1870: "Lola's Revenge" from the Nov. 26 Smyrna Herald 1920: "Report Russian Peasants..." from the Oct. 3 Wilmington Star 1970: "Operation Patriotism" from the Feb. 4 New Castle Gazette 1995: "Military Operation Adding Tanks..." from the Aug 25 Cape Gazette Bonus: "Health Clown Entertains..." from the Jan 14, 1920 Newark Post
2 minutes | Jan 29, 2020
Introduction to Pages from Before
Welcome to “Pages from Before,” a podcast which reviews the history of American states as recorded in our local newspapers. This Introductory episode gives you a short overview of the series, and a teaser for next week's episdode: Delaware.
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