Monday, January 25, 2016

Curious News from the Past

With most cars now equipped with daytime running lights, this news item from the Hudson Register seems most bizarre. It reports that back in May 1915, the Columbia County Automobile Club came to a consensus that "Warren street is so well lighted that there is no need to have the big headlights on motor cars burning." It also reports that "in most of the cities in the country it was a violation of the law to have these glaring light burning on main streets."   

Also of interest is the second item, which reports the difficulty in securing jurors because "most of the farmers are experiencing an exceedingly busy season . . . and many ask to be excused."

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