Recent history: Have we been here before?

It sometimes seems as though we have collectively slipped through a time shifting portal when local news headlines bear an uncanny resemblance to those of 20 years or longer ago. But while we ponder the mysteries of the universe, let’s also seize the day by taking a stroll down memory lane to recap some (relatively recent) town history, shall we?

One good source for relatively recent history is the reporting found in newspaper articles from bygone days. In examining these snapshots in time we might have an opportunity for review and reflection:

  • Have we been here before?
  • What can we learn from history?
  • How might an understanding of yesterday help us think about today and plan for tomorrow?