It was probably 2 years ago, on one of my first visits to the Weyerhauser Museum in Little Falls, that I really got into old newspapers. Of course I was looking for Buckman News, and yes, Great uncle Math was the reporter, tho he hadn't fully developed his distinctive style yet...lolOnce I got home, I started highlighting mentions of family, but now, looking at these pages, there are plenty of other interesting people mentioned too. The really cool part of these columns is the peripheral information in them, like who was employed in St Cloud, and who owned a car, and who advertised (like Dr Fortier, upper left: it tells what school he graduated from in Canada, and his office hours, PLUS his home address--wow!) And look--Math owned the Excelsior motorcycle already in 1916, since he took it to St Cloud, see?
The pages are worth biggifying and reading edge to edge, just cuz.
I'm sorry I wrote on the legal notices ►, but you can still read em, I think. I was experimenting with reducing the size so I could copy more on one sheet, but it may be too small. If it is, try right clicking and tick "save image as..." Then, it'll be in your Pictures folder, and you can open it with a photo editing program, like Paint.
THAT might do it ☺.
I have about 15 pages copied here, mostly from the end of 1916. They're such a small sample of these fascinating bits of our history--and Anon says that the newspapers are off limits now at the museum so they don't deteriorate more...but will still be around to digitize someday. Sigh!