100 years ago... Logan County and Upper Guyan
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Wed Feb 21 03:13:05 EST 2007
--- NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> At 08:38 AM 2/18/2007, you wrote:
> >Are we dealing with some typical journalistic
> mis-construing the situation
> >or wishful thinking?
> Journalists of the time were happy to trumpet the
> next big proposal.
> Local excitement over a new railroad would help sell
> papers and
> shares of the fledging line's stock. Unfortunately
> for us, the lines'
> demise are not as newsworthy so it becomes more
> difficult to find out
> what happened.
Were not some of these examples of early 'pump and
dump' scams, with journalists and newspapers (like in
the modern era) occasionally unwitting (and
witting/profiting) vehicles for their promotion?
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