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The Evening Item was a daily newspaper published by the Wright Brothers' Company, Item Publishing Co. This paper, published from April 1890 through July 1890, focused on world and local events. This Saturday edition of The Evening Item was published in two separate parts, but those parts have been combined here for ease of reading. The front page of this issue features stories about the forcing ranchers to move their cattle from Cherokee land in Kansas, United States Senator Vance speaking about the recent tariff bill, and more. Of particular note, on the second page of this issue there is a small article titled Needs More Wings about Otto Lilienthal, a pioneer in aviation and an inspiration for the Wright Brothers' later pursuit of flight. On the sixth page there is an article that delves into how spiders spin webbing. Also included in this two part issue are short stories, anecdotes, fashion news, local and regional news, advertisements and more.
Wright Brothers Newspapers
The Evening Item
Newspapers; Journalism; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Dayton (Ohio); Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894; Lilienthal, Otto, 1848-1896; Cattle; Cherokee Indians Land transfers; McKinley Tariff; Wright Brothers Newspapers
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