Saturday, January 19, 2008

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My mother just discovered Juniata College's online Huntingdon County Historical Newspaper Collection, which makes researching 19th century base ball in my home town vastly easier. Up to this point I didn't have much more than some secondary sources saying "There are surprisingly few primary sources on early baseball in Huntingdon." Now we can do full text searches on almost all the 19th century local newspapers, including a few that are at, so suddenly I have a plethora of goodies like this one from The Huntingdon Journal and American, August 11, 1868:

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