A continuing feature on the blog for 2018 is be a series called “120 Years Ago Today”. I’m collecting newspaper clippings relevant to Russell County from The Adair County News in the year 1898. I hope you find some surprises to add to your family tree!

I’ll be doing a bit of digital cleanup on the files to remove streaks and scratches, but you can download the original file from the link. Right-click on my image to save the cleaned-up version. I also plan to include a list of names mentioned in the articles at the end of the blog post to make it possible to find with an internet search.

There were no mentions from Russell County this week, so I thought you’d enjoy looking at the Store Ad that appeared on the front page of just about every edition of the paper. There will be quite an increase in the number of Russell County related items beginning next week!

Here’s the link to this edition of the newspaper. Link

Adair County News, Page1, 1898-03-16