This 1906 item regarding a “missing” horse tells quite a bit about its owner, including:
- confirming the dairyman’s address.
- giving his occupation.
- suggesting church affiliation
- providing last known “alive on” date
Sometimes the biggest clues in newspapers are not found in the “in-your-face” items but instead are in the daily grind of life references that seem mundane on the surface. And whether or not something is a clue depends upon what you know and what you don’t.
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