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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 features an anecdotes about a priest and two lawyers, a Baptist elder and a teamster trying to move a team of oxen, and more. The second page has an article about a contemporary local newspaper the "Midget," losing it's capital. This page also has a lengthy story about a gas explosion in Miami City that destroyed W.S. Hawthorne's home. The article goes into great description of the events as well as discussing possible scenarios that would have caused the explosion. 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); Sines, Edwin; United Brethren Church; Wright Brothers Newspapers
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