Digital Newspaper Archive Hits 1M Pages Online

Posted by admin on Jun 17, 2009

“Flying Machine that will Work: Ohio Boys have Solved a Big Mechanical Problem,” reads a headline from the Palestine Daily Herald in Texas.

A banner from The San Francisco Call-Chronicle-Examiner screams: “Entire City of San Francisco in Danger of Being Annihilated.”

These century-old headlines and millions of others are now available through your home computer.

The vintage accounts of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and the Wright brothers’ first “aeroplane” flight in 1903 are among the news stories preserved through the National Digital Newspaper Program.

The program Tuesday celebrated the first 1 million pages that have been posted on a free, government-funded Web site.

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