The forward press

Posted: January 6, 2013 at 1:59 a.m.

Recently, I lost myself for a few hours reading Arkansas newspapers from January of 1913—a month which encapsulated the onrushing change then upon Arkansas, as well as the many forces still keeping the state poor, unhealthy and uneducated. Here are a few observations from the first month of 1913—which document the competing forces tugging at Arkansas.

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Editorial, Pages 72 on 01/06/2013


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Goodness forbid, convicted felons were the victims of contracted labor. This kind of bleeding heart disease is a prime example of the type of thinking that sets our state back and leads to the premature release of criminals.

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January 6, 2013 at 2:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )