1868 Newspaper Found in Local Home

Vera Johnson holds up part of an issue of the New York Herald dating to August 1868. The newspaper and other fragments were recovered from the floor of the Johnson's kitchen, which is being redone. According to the construction team doing the renovation, there were four or five layers of floor to be removed, and the newspaper was found on the second one. Johnson donated this fragment to the St. Croix Historical Society and plans to have the others framed for display in the kitchen. (Photo by Lura Jackson).