Friday, May 11, 2012

News Worthy Wall

 I came across this unique wall behind a business in downtown Prescott. The wall is made with the tin that was once used in making our town newspaper. These were from 1963 and 1964.
Lyndon Johnson was president and this baby which was the first Prescott birth of the new year would now be 48 years old. It was fun to read all the news from back then.

9 comments:

Thérèse said...

What a wonderful idea! Would be nice to have this kind of wall at Bus Stations...

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Amazing. What a find. A treasure.

If a neighbor comes home late, maybe they will say that they were reading the writing on the wall.

Kate said...

I'd love to see that wall. It would be interesting to track down that baby to see if s/he is aware of the publication on the wall.

Kathy said...

I'm confused. Are these the actual newspapers?

Sharon said...

What a unique find. I bet it was fun to read. I like the new look of your site.

Kathy said...

Judy, thanks for your comment. I thought the "paper" really looked like paper, even with wrinkles in it. I worked for newspapers as my first career job, although we were still actually printing the papers with the old presses. I believe this was the new offset method developed which was the precursor to more modern methods. I worked at a fairly large daily newspaper in the 1967 to 1970 time frame and we still printed the old-fashioned way so Prescott was on the cutting edge of technology in '63 and '64 to have this state-of-the-art equipment. It's amazing these were kept because microfiche was in wide use by that time, making storage much easier.

Magpie said...

What a fascinating find! And such an education...that's why I love blogging.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

I've heard about this but don't think I've ever seen it. Fantastic!

Irina said...

Amazing find. Step into the past. And the dogwatching is so funny. I hope he was friendly.