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Wooster Digital History Project

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An advertisement for the 1923 Wayne County Fair. We are able to see that while livestock is still the most prevalent attraction, cars are becoming popular. (It should be noted that before World War II, cars were an extravagance, so an auto show was…

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An advertisement for the one hundredth Wayne County Fair, which includes a brief history of the fair, as well as a schedule of events. The WCF was designed to be a family affair, as evidence by children having days off from school. Additionally, the…

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Many members of the public, including businesses, used the newspaper as a way of selling their goods from law books and dictionaries to livestock and farm equipment.

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Wooster’s lawyers and doctors would take out advertisements in the local papers such as the Wayne County Democrat to announce their services and location to hopefully attract more business.

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This advertisement for a local mill showcases the common services that mills such as the Stibbs Mill in Wooster would have offered, such as providing families with flour to make bread.

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Freedlander’s went through many name changes, including D.L. Freedlander’s One Price Clothier, named after David Louis Freedlander, the original owner.

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A tag from the Blough Bros in Orrville, Ohio. In the late Nineteenth century, potatoes were one of Wayne County's staple crops. many local farmers grow potatoes today as well.
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