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West Side News was a weekly newspaper published by the Wright Brothers. This paper, published in March 1889 through May of 1890, featured news from the west side of Dayton. The front page of this issue features several humorous anecdotes including a story about a Virginian during the Civil War, a doctor and a visitor, a servant, and more. Beyond the front page there were stories regarding a request to have a water fountain installed on the corner of Third and Williams streets, a summary of the meeting of the Improvement Association, and information regarding the division of the United Brethren Church. This rift in the United Brethren Church had far reaching implications and caused the church to be split into two separate groups each with the name Church of the United Brethren in Christ. Milton Wright was the only bishop to side with the minority group in the church. Also included in this issue are national news, local news, humorous stories, and advertisements.
Wright Brothers Newspapers
West Side News
Newspapers; Journalism; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Dayton (Ohio); United Brethren Church; United States--Civil War; Koogle, Irvin; Wright, Milton, 1828-1917; Wright Brothers Newspapers
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