Column: Take trip back a century in newspaper time machine

The future fast becomes the past. This is no more apparent than at the beginning of a new year, when we hang a fresh calendar and wonder how the old one ran out so quickly.

We can’t look ahead to see what the new year will bring, but it is easy to look back. Old newspapers help us do that.

A century ago, many Johnson County folks were reading The Franklin Democrat. Thanks to microfilm at the Indiana State Library, we can read the local paper and get a glimpse of our community back through the tunnel of time.

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