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|Parish past in microsoft memories|
In 1856, as James Buchanan was about to defeat Millard Filmore to become the 15th president of the United States, the first issue of the Franklin Sun was printed.
We haven't heard from Buchanan or Filmore in a while, but the Sun is still going strong after 155 years.
We are one oldest newspapers in Louisiana. I only know of two that are older—The Times Picayune, founded in 1837, and The Marksville Weekly News, founded in 1843.
It's too bad that we don't have that 1856 newspaper around anymore.
We don't have a complete newspaper farther back than 1928, thanks to the Great Flood of 1927.
Just for fun, I read the oldest newspaper we have, from Sept. 28, 1928, the other day.
It's interesting to read what was going on in Franklin Parish 83 years ago when it was printed, on a Friday.
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