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A foggy day in the village, Dec. 10, 2012, by Dick Paladino

A foggy day in the village, Dec. 10, 2012, by Dick Paladino

“I wish I’d taken that.”  When Mrs. Pat Solin included this photo in an email to me, that is exactly what I thought. 

Photographer Dick Paladino tells us, “On the afternoon of December 10th, I took my daily drive along Bank Street and was smitten by the ‘other-worldly’ sight of the yacht club, ‘floating’ in the fog.  I immediately rushed home to get my camera, with the hope that I’d return in time to capture the image.”

If you have a photograph, new or old, that has captivated you, please allow us to display it here.

But, I digress.

See the PowerPoint about the past issues of two Riverton and two Palmyra newspapers that are now available

Pat’s main reason for emailing me was to follow up on the meeting of the Board of the Riverton Free Library Association of the night before where I made a Show and Tell presentation explaining  how the Newspaper Digitalization Project developed and some of what is in it.

The first part shows some typical articles, stories, and ads that are in the old periodicals.

The first part shows some typical articles, stories, and ads that are in the old periodicals.

Part Two credits the efforts of dozens of people over several decades for completing the project.

Part Two credits the efforts of dozens of people over several decades for completing the project.

It was basically my Thank You note to the RFLA in the form of a PowerPoint for my new toy – the digitalized files of the old newspapers. I wanted to communicate to our benefactors what a treasure-house of information they have made available to the public and to explain that the project just completed weeks ago actually started in the 1980s.

Here is the 23MB PowerPoint about the Newspaper Digitalization Project that I showed to the RFLA group Monday evening, Jan. 28. 2013.

You can view the slide show with Microsoft’s PowerPoint program or the free Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer. As always, please advise if you find any errors or omissions. If you have a question or can add any facts or reminisces about anything you see in the slides please leave a comment.  And please let us know what you find of interest in the newspaper files. – John McCormick, Gaslight News editor

 

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