Windsor Town Crier Newspaper 1916-1917

The Windsor Town Crier brought local news to the doorsteps of the Windsor, CT community during the two year period from January 1916 until December 1917. Published and edited by George E. Crosby, Jr., the paper offered lively commentary on town news and social events, reported on the activities of community organizations, and carried advertising from local businesses. Windsor births, marriages, and deaths were included as well as historical articles, sketches of prominent citizens, and even a little poetry.  The monthly issues ranged from eight to twenty pages and were illustrated with line drawings and photographs. However, the increasing impact of the First World War forced advertisers to retrench and the paper was reluctantly discontinued.

High resolution scanned images of the Windsor Town Crier are available as searchable PDF files. Researchers may search each of the 24 issues individually or work with the combined file for the entire 1916-1917 period of publication.  Archival copies of the Windsor Town Crier are held in the collections of the Windsor Historical Society library.

 

 

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