Happy St. Valentine's Day: Let's Calculate Inflation

North Texas Daily, February 13, 2014

Have you ever thought to buy a pack of Valentine's cards to give out to your friends and loved ones?  If you hop into your time machine and set it for January 22, 1866, E. H. Cushing might help you out.  Cushing published the Tri-Weekly Telegraph in Houston for a little over a decade, while on the side he ran a wholesale stationery business.  Cushing, in this 1866 advertisement, offers Valentine cards sold in lots of $5, $10, or $15.  Before you hop in your time machine, be sure you get the correct form of currency, and remember the following conversions:

Currency in 1866* Equivalent Value in 2015
$5.00...
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year: The Ferris Wheel, December 25, 1897

The Digital Newspaper Team is pleased to say farewell to 2014 and welcome 2015 by wishing all our readers a Happy New Year!  

For a great article about New Year's food traditions, see this issue of the Texas Jewish Post, from September 9, 2010.  To see some fun photographs and read about New Year's traditions from across the world, take a peek at The Denison Press issue from December 14, 1945.  If you could hop into your time machine, you might want to visit Austin for December 31st, 1852, where the South-Western American announced a...

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Upcoming Newspapers in the Texas Digital Newspaper Program

As the Texas Digital Newspaper Program prepares to celebrate 2.5 million pages on November 6, 2014, we welcome multiple new grant awardees and newspaper titles!

  • The Polk County Enterprise: The county seat, Livingston, Texas, has received a grant to digitize its newspaper, beginning in 1892 and moving up to 1965.  This span of years will represent such famous historic figures from Polk County, including former governor of Texas, William P. Hobby, after whom the Houston Hobby International Airport was named. 
  • The Carl and Mary Welhausen Public Library has received a grant to digitize multiple newspaper titles representing Yoakum, Texas, and DeWitt and Lavaca Counties.  Yoakum is also known as the Leather Capital of Texas and the Hub City of South Texas!
  • The Cleveland Journal & Illustrated Paper Boy emerge from Cleveland, Texas, and are being digitized by the Austin Memorial Library.  Cleveland's first structure was a church built in 1854, around...
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