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2/1/2017

Uncle Sam Says So!

Filed under: — Jaime @ 2:09 pm

I like to read old newspapers. It’s my way of time-traveling and escaping from new news. Today I ran across this notice, linked here:
Subscription notice, The Hartford Herald, October 23, 1918

I’ve never heard of any system/law/regulation where the US Government was fining newspapers if their subscribers were in arrears (maybe it was a state or local law?). I spent a small amount of time poking around online to see if I could find more info on whether this was a law of some sort. So far, no luck, but as I said, I’ve not spent a lot of time looking.

I like history mysteries though so I would like to find out more. Do you know of the history surrounding this notice? Curiosity is getting to me.

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