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Oct 17, 2017 | 00:00 am
On this day in 1931, gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion and fined $80,000, signaling the downfall of one of the most notorious criminals of the 1920s and 1930s. Alphonse Gabriel Capone was[…]Read more...
Curious Bits in Sullivan County History
News from Century Old Archival Newspapers
Amongst the Sullivan County Historical Society's archival collection are historical local newspapers, both original copies and on microfilm. The following articles are from these newspapers.
One hundred years ago, newsy items that occurred throughout the Sullivan County were well-recorded in articles found within these weekly newspapers, which represented many of the county's communities. Thanks to the editors of these papers, the history of Sullivan County during this period has been well recorded. Now, a century later, we are able to return to this era and to the interesting stories that were front page news.