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Letter to the editor

Preserve history


February 11, 2021

Dear Editor,

The Orchard Historical Society would like to thank the people of Orchard and its surrounding communities for the interest and support shown to us over the years. With that support, we have restored the Rex Theatre and the District 57 one-room schoolhouse.

The society desires to take on the project of digitization of the Orchard News newspapers dating back to 1902. These papers are currently on microfilm through 2003 but not out on the World Wide Web. That’s over 5,000 newspapers full of history, but only accessible by using a microfilm reader at the Orchard Library or at His...

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