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125 Years Ago

Man Makes Only Second Visit

Herald of Nov. 25, 1897

Alex McMasters, an old and respected citizen of Huston township, who resides about two and one -half miles northeast of town, in what is known as the “barrens” paid our office a visit on Tuesday. He informed us that though he was in his 74th year of life, this was but his second visit to a printing office. He also stated that early in the 40’s, before the city was planned, he visited Altoona. The locality then boasted of two or three dwellings, consisting of a farmhouse and a union meeting house. He has not visited since.

Snowflakes were numerous on Tuesday. The small b...


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