One Fat Nickel, One Thin Dime

... buys your Daily everytime! But, actually, in 1960, the newspaper would put you out only one thin dime.


In the summer of 1960 The Chautauquan Daily was a text dense newspaper with few photographs other than headshots of performers and the odd advertisement.


During the summer of 2020, your local blogger promises tidbits of those days 60 years ago with occasional insights from 1888 and, we hope, a good many guest contributions from more recent years! If you have suggestions of items you would like to see, please send them to this Snapshots blog and we'll do our best to respond! Feel free to head over to the virtual CUCCS Porch to reminisce and plan ahead!

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