Sunday, September 27, 2015

The more things change...

So I'm doing some research for the quasi-historical novel I'm attempting to write.  Note for the uninitiated: "research" is a euphemism for, "avoiding writing."  Anyway, as part of my, ahem, research, I'm going through old newspapers for this area so I can write an excerpt of an article in the right style for 1910 and also describe what else my character might see on the page.  See, research?

Anyway, during my research, I run across this gem from the July 1, 1910 issue of the Coconino Sun:

And here we are more than a century later, still kneeling and wailing.  And the cost of living is still too high.