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Title: Interesting 1890's newpaper observation
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on September 22, 2017, 02:33:01 PM
I have been researching the Lewiston Evening Journal online, looking for articles related to the Maine 2-footers. Occasionally, an unrelated article will catch my eye. Today I came across the following observation in the June 22nd, 1891 edition, that gave me a good chuckle.

"The captain of the steam dredge, Ajax, now digging out the river channel near Bath, says a square yard of mud weighs about a ton. That is the real Kennebec article. Political campaigners use a lighter variety."

Jeff S.