Sport: Exit

The historic trees of North America have reached—or are about to reach —senescence and demise. One by one, the innumerable Washington elms are passing Peter Stuyvesant's pear tree, antedating even them, flourished and brought forth fruit for more than 200 years— and is no more.

It seems that the life of newspapers is about the same as the lives of trees. The historic ones are disappearing, but some still survive. How many newspapers today are more than 150 years old?

Last week, one of the few of this venerable class announced its passing. Founded in...

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