We depend upon records to reveal the “truth” about our pasts.
Yet sometimes records have anomalies.
Some are amusing or humorous.
Some are interesting or weird.
Some are peculiar or suspicious.
Some are infuriating, even downright laughable.
Yes, “Records are the Darnedest Things.”
Records Are the Darnedest Things: July 52nd
I came across this newspaper recently:
No. 47 of volume LVI of the Pulaski Democrat of Oswego County, New York, was published on 52 July 1906!
Nineteen-o-six. It was one of the longest Julys on record.