In 1919, car ownership was still something of a rarity, as evidenced by an article on the front page of this same issue of Republican, which gave the names of the people who had purchased cars from the Crescent Garage in the previous two weeks.
|Evelyn & Robert Monthie Slide Collection, Columbia County Historical Society|
What struck me most about the editorial was this statement: "We believe in encouraging the tourists. We want them to come here, stay here and spend their money here." This attitude continues today.
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