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Time, passing on over the heads of men, nations, newspapers, brought the end of a century* upon the Springfield Republican. On Sept. 8, 1824, its first issue "was printed on a crude hand press in a straggling country town [Springfield, Mass.] marked by running brooks and ill-drained marsh land where now are well-paved streets and steel-framed buildings."

Time was when the "S. R." stood out as one of the distinguished newspapers of the U. S. Its editorial page was notably independent, forceful, judicious....

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